This is another monograph written by the son of a Second World War participant, who, like so many, did not discuss his war experiences.
Forced out of France, Britain faced the Battle of Britain in 1940 followed by the bombing of London and its industrial cities by the Luftwaffe.
Wishing to enlist in his father’s First World War battalion, Dakeyne was told he could not serve overseas until he was 19 years old; no such restriction applied to the RAAF.
This is a biography written as an autobiography. Paul Goodwin has written ‘in his (my father’s) voice, as it is his story’.
Military history continues to be the beneficiary from descendants of those involved in both World Wars researching their exploits, only to expand their research into a work on the unit in which the relative served.
The Last Navigator is the story of RAAF navigator, Gordon Goodwin, a member of RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War.
This is a biography of an Australian hero of the Pacific War, Commander Eric Augustas Feldt, OBE, RAN. Feldt’s diverse experiences qualified him superbly for the challenge of setting up and maintaining a coast watch service in the critical early period of the Pacific War.
In March 1946, the war was over.