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Cold War Shield Volume One

Volume one covers the RAF's Spitfire, Tempest, Hornet, Mosquito & Meteor squadrons.

The first volume, with a foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine CGB GBE, FRAeS CIMgt. First published in 2010 and reprinted in July 2013 and again in July 2014.

"This well researched book by Roger Lindsay is a veritable magnum opus and 'labour of love', designed to appeal to those with an interest in fighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force".

  • LIMITED EDITION
  • 432 pages with over 800 photographs, many published for the first time, including over 70 in colour;
  • Numerous personal recollections by former air and ground crew;
  • Concise individual aircraft histories of every Meteor squadron;
  • Camouflage and markings data, complimented by more than 70 colour side view profiles and paintings, over 50 squadron markings;
  • The book also includes organisational structure, order of battle , airfield infrastructure, air defence radars, tactics and training, the ROC and air-shows.

Reviews of volume one

"If the Cold War period in particular, or the RAF in general is your ' thing', then I can unreservedly recommend this book to you". Neil Robinson, Military Aircraft Monthly. 

"Lavish is a word that comes to mind with every page of this book, masses of colour, 800 photos, tables, maps, first hand accounts - the works! This is a limited edition, act now!" Chris Ellis, Flypast.

"Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine in the Foreword to this thick (432 page) and heavy volume, describes it as a veritable 'magnum opus' and 'labour of love'. Your reviewer could not agree more. Privately-produced titles - no, aviation works of reference - don't come any better than this." [Book of the month] Dennis J. Calvert, Aircraft.

Buy Volume One on-line

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Unfortunately stocks of Cold War Shield Volume One are now exhausted and we are unable to accept further orders.

We will announce if this edition is reprinted here.

If you wish to be nofified when this book is reprinted please use the form at the bottom of the page.


"This has to be the best value for money I have seen in a long time, and given that this is only volume 1 we are definitely in for a treat when volume 2 appears." Jay Laverty, Scale Aircraft Modelling

"This self-published book will be welcomed by anyone interested in military aviation of the Cold War period." Mike Hooks, Aeroplane.

"Cold War Shield is a remarkable achievement. It is also remarkable value for money. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Highly recommended. If I hadn't secured a review copy, I would have had to buy one". Wing Commander C.G. 'Jeff' Jefford, Journal of the RAF Historical Society. 

Sample pages from volume one

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