By Dr Tim Benbow,Dr Benbow Tim
In 1909 the British Admiralty put an order for a inflexible airship, marking the start of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This assortment charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the subsequent century, and the ways that its swift enlargement and evolution substantially altered the character of maritime strength and naval strategy.
Drawing on a lot new old learn, the gathering takes a generally chronological process which permits a scholarly exam of key subject matters from around the heritage of British naval aviation. the topics tackled contain long-standing controversies over the regulate of naval air strength, an important turning issues inside of British defence coverage and procedure, the function of naval aviation in restricted battle, and dialogue of campaigns - such the contribution of the Fleet Air Arm within the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres of the second one global battle - that experience hitherto acquired particularly little consciousness. the gathering concludes with a dialogue of contemporary debates surrounding the Royal Navy's acquisition of a brand new iteration of companies, surroundings the arguments inside an historic context.
Taken as a complete the quantity bargains interesting insights into the improvement of a key element of naval energy in addition to laying off new gentle on essentially the most very important features of Britain's defence coverage and armed forces heritage. by means of simultaneous addressing ancient and present political debates, it really is certain to discover a prepared viewers and stimulate extra discussion.
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