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COMBAT CODES: A FULL EXPLANATION AND LISTING OF BRITISH, COMMONWEALTH AND ALLIED AIR FORCE UNIT CODES SINCE 1938
Author: Flintham, V. & Thomas, A.

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Pen & Sword 2008 Hardback 246mm x 189mm 256 pages Illustrated with b/w photos throughout and colour plate section.

COMBAT CODES: A FULL EXPLANATION AND LISTING OF BRITISH, COMMONWEALTH AND ALLIED AIR FORCE UNIT CODES SINCE 1938

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From the inception of the RAF in 1918 the new service developed traditions fast. In particular its squadrons assumed a combination of heraldic devices and colourful markings with which to identify machines and inspire men. With the potential onset of war in 1938 the very public and well-known unit markings were replaced by two-letter codes designed to confuse the enemy. Through the uneasy period leading to the formal declaration of war these codes became well-known locally and there was a second set for application with the onset of &. As the war progressed the unit codes expanded to incorporate numerals and the svstem expanded to the USAFF and the Commonwealth and the Allied units. To preserve secrecy the codes were only ever listed in a series of top-secret documents and the previous set destroyed.

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Author Flintham, V. & Thomas, A.
Publisher Pen & Sword
ISBN 9781844156917
Date of Publication 2008
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 246mm x 189mm
Number of pages 256
Images Illustrated with b/w photos throughout and colour plate section.
Language English Text
SKU MBN8224

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