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“In First Light, Geoffrey Wellum tells the inspiring, often terrifying true story of his coming of age amid the roaring, tumbling dogfights of the fiercest air war the. In , the RAF was established as the world’s first independent air force. To mark the th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF.

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First Light

Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terr. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Libht s.

Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many fkrst return.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about First Lightplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 25, Simon Brading rated it really liked it. A wonderful insight into the life of the Battle of Britain pilots from one who sadly departed recently.

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Jul 22, John rated it it was amazing. What a magnificent book: I could not put it down. Of course it is a book about war and the “Battle of Britain”, and yet it is so much more; more akin to Jonathon Livingston Seagull, than frist narrative, it is also a book about the soul, the wonder of its firwt, the awe of beautiful things and it asks the big question; “God – why? His life after the war, as he clearly foretold in his diaries would always be an anti What a magnificent book: His life after the war, as he clearly foretold in his diaries would always be an anti-climax, and a downward spiral, and so it was until this book was published.

He died aged 96 on Wednesday 18th July RIP Geoff – You were one of the greats.

Aug 19, Mrs Audrey P Hogg rated it it was amazing. What a great book, very well written and a real page turner. I am in awe of the bravery of the fighter pilots and felt greatly relieved when they made it back to base. The battles and the losses were very real and so well described you could almost be there, but happily from the comfort of an armchair. Aug 02, Graham Carter rated it it was amazing. One of the real heroes Geof Wellums story takes you into his cockpit with him.

I watched them over Bromley during the blitz when I was a boy and now really appreciate what they went through.

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He saw extensive action during the Battle of Britain. Two and one shared Bf ‘s were claimed ‘damaged’ during November A Bf was claimed shot down [by Wellum] on 9 July over France.

Here he joined Squadron on fkrst defence duties before being rested after a severe bout of sinusitis. He married Grace, his wartime girlfriend and they had three children. Books by Geoffrey Wellum.

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