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By: David Ayton

The Reluctant Hero

Pages: 312 Ratings: 5.0
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Chris just wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but events and WWll changed it all.Christopher Darby's father wants him to follow a medical career and become a doctor like himself. But Chris knows his real love is engineering, especially aeroplanes, and he wants it to be his career. A chance encounter, the summer after leaving school in 1935, lands him a job working with planes. Chris is given the opportunity to learn to fly a plane and a long, exciting aeronautical career is sparked. Although Chris initially begins work in the Rolls Royce car factory upon completing his engineering studies, the outbreak of war changes everything. Drawn to do his bit for the country, Chris joins the Royal Air Force and is back working with planes once again. What follows is an exciting, varied and dangerous career serving his country. Never far from action and danger, Chris must rely on his expert knowledge and the trusted colleagues he meets along the way to survive.

David served in the Royal Air Force for nearly 12 years. He then had a short career with the British Aircraft Corporation before immigrating to Canada in 1972. He retired from a long career with Air Canada as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in 2001. He has been an actor and has shared Boy Scouting with his two sons Paul and Mark, as a Cub and Scout Leader. He occasionally flies a Cessna Skyhawk as a recreational pilot.

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  • Joan Hughes

    Great fun read..

  • Paul Thurston

    Very interesting and amazing read

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