ON WINGS OF EAGLES; SOUTH AFRICA'S MILITARY AVIATION HISTORY

  • Ian Van der Waag Documentation Service, SANDF
Keywords: Dave Becker, military aviation history of South Africa, first all-inclusive history of the South African Air Force

Abstract

With this book, Major Dave Becker has addressed an important hiatus in the military aviation history of South Africa. On Wings of Eagles is the first all-inclusive history of the South African Air Force to be published since 1970, when the SAAF (mistakenly!) celebrated their golden jubilee. The 1970 publication, Per Aspera ad Astra, was nonetheless a useful brochure and embodied the first attempt to present the entire history of the SAAF within one cover. It was, however, too superficial and far too 'commemorative', and, by 1994, had become hopelessly outdated.
Published
2012-02-14
Section
Book Reviews