Four RAF Manuscript and Illustrated Technical Notebooks
Crowson; M. G.
Category: Second World War
RAF Manston, Kent No Publisher.
A series of four RAF Issue Large Note Books hand written by 525341 M. G. Crowson, C. Squadron, RAF Manston Kent between January and October 1936. The notes which are clearly written in ink and include detailed and superbly executed drawings for a basic engineering course of an RAF flight mechanic. The notes start with a list of tools and materails - what they made of and how tey are to be used - but by the end of course Crowson is working on Rolls Royce Kestrel and Bristol Jupiter engines. RAF Manston played a key role in the Battle of Britain and was heavily bombed; at its height (August 1940) diary entries recorded a steady stream of damage to aircraft and buildings. I have been unable to trace the author's military record - but these notebooks provide a fascinating insight into the RAF on the eve of the Second World War. In good condition - fragile from use.