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Book Review
(2019,
issue 1)

This compelling and informative historical account of the role of naval combat aviation juggles three themes: the story of the Top Gun program, Hollywood’s impact on fighter pilot aviation including of course the iconic movie Top Gun; and finally a history of the evolution of aircraft in a war fighting role. Chapters highlight the origin of the Navy’s fighter pilot program and its rigorous training, interspersed with personal vignettes and anecdotes of the pilots and their lifestyle. The book also reveals some of the many technological advances that transformed aerial combat from WWI to current day.

(2018,
BY BRETT BOUDREAU

Operation Medusa a new book by retired Major-General David Fraser and Brian Hanington explores otherwise well-trod ground with a first-hand account that sets out a panoply of new insights. The authors recount the many challenges of command in modern-day conflict. As reviewer Brett Boudreau notes, the unique perspective of the operational commander is compelling and adds much to our understanding.

(2016,
issue 0)
BY TIM DUNNE
My Ongoing Battle with PTSD

Roméo Dallaire’s openness and candour about his experiences and reactions to the massacres in Rwanda make Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD a difficult book to read. Harder still are his humbling acknowledgement that the shadow of Rwanda was also cast over the members of his family. This book provides the unvarnished story of one man's journey. As one former soldier who served under his command commented: "Former soldiers, be forewarned, and for everyone else, believe what you read."

(2016,
issue 0)
BY TIM DUNNE
on Homecoming and Belonging

Unlike Sebastian Junger's previous books, which were focused on single events or subjects, Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging is a rambling narrative about the contrasts between how individuals live in modern society and life in smaller and closer communities. Junger directs much of his attention on the plight of soldiers returning from combat where each is intrinsically linked to his / her buddy and often depends on the unity of a small group for feelings of safety, security and comradeship.

(2015,
issue 7)
BY JONATHAN KNAUL
Book Review

Book Review by Jonathan Knaul: TEST AND EVALULATION OF AIRCRAFT AVIONICS AND WEAPON SYSTEMS, 2nd EDITION, by Robert E. McShea.  SciTech Publishing, 2014.

(2009,
issue 3)

Author Scott Taylor chooses the more controversial ‘path less travelled.’

(2004,
issue 4)
BY JERROD RILEY

“This story needed to be told” - Book review

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Book Review

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Britain and the First World War

(2004,
issue 3)
BY JAMES COX

NSP - Time to get serious!

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DIANNE COLLIER

Military from a bride's point of view.