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By Ian Hall

Number 31 Squadron RAF will have fun its centenary in 2015; a pivotal milestone for a Squadron engaged on the leading edge of army task for the prior a hundred years. With a few occasions coated as much as have fun this significant anniversary, former Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Ian corridor, has set himself the bold activity of penning the Squadron's complete background, from formation correct as much as current-day actions.

This energetic and informative narrative is interspersed with first-hand bills taken from interviews carried out with the boys who made/make up the Squadron. the 1st twenty-five years of the Squadron's background have been spent on India's North-West Frontier, for that reason the Squadron motto 'First within the Indian Skies'. through the moment international warfare, it was once occupied as a rule within the heart East and North Africa, ahead of relocating to the Burma theatre for the rest of the struggle. Upon returning to the united kingdom in 1948, the Squadron played communications tasks till, in 1955, it joined the chilly struggle in West Germany, working successively in reconnaissance and strike/attack roles. Operational deployment lately has visible the Squadron deployed through the Gulf struggle, the Iraq warfare, in Kosovo, and Afghanistan. With troops pulling out of Afghanistan in 2014, 31 Squadron have now accomplished a round background, and there turns out no higher time than now to dedicate it to print.

Each and each aspect of this lengthy and sundry background is relayed in a mode that serves to supply an account that's without delay celebratory and aim by way of recording not just the proof of many of the deployments but in addition the private tales of the lads at the back of the headlines.

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