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The classic memoir of a Battle of Britain fighter pilot.

Two months before the outbreak of WWII, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . .

Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

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  • Paperback

    9780241984345

    June 15, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141042756

    September 7, 2009

    Penguin General UK

    352 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • First Light
    Geoffrey Wellum

    EBook

    9780241984338

    May 17, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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  • First Light: Original Edition
    Geoffrey Wellum

    EBook

    9780141910345

    September 7, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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