RAF Little Rissington : The Central Flying School, 1946 - 1976, Hardback Book

RAF Little Rissington : The Central Flying School, 1946 - 1976 Hardback

Edited by R. Bagshaw


In the three decades between 1946 and 1976, the Central Flying School which was based at Little Rissington, produced over 6000 fledgling Qualified Flying Instructors and continually endeavoured to monitor and improve the wider Royal Air Force's standards of flying, based on its sound, proven instructional methods and a wealth of tradition extending back to Upavon in 1912.

With the cessation of hostilities in 1945, the station's role took on a new dimension with the arrival of the Central Flying School (CFS) from RAF Upavon in the following year.

The main function of CFS was to fulfil RAF requirements and assist some Commonwealth air force requirements for flying instructors.

RAF Little Rissington became CFS's important focal base for the next thirty years.

The book covers the 1946 to 1976 period and has been drawn from from the records at the National Archives, the RAF Museum, the Central Flying School Archive, and from published sources. Anecdotes and recollections from over 100 service and civilian personnel, ranging from Air Marshals to AC2s, who were once based at Little Rissington bring these unfolding years to life.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 16 pages of colour
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9781844153817



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