Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 1 – The Beginning (Soft Cover)
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Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 1 – The Beginning (Hard Cover)


This is the concise story of why and how South Africa bought the Buccaneer aircraft including all the political turmoil surrounding the sale of the aircraft to South Africa. The training of the flight and ground crews as well as all the  drama during the delivery flight of the first eight aircraft to South Africa.

To finance the printing of books they will only be available on pre-order, together with pre-payment.

Closing date for pre-orders will be 14th April 2022, but if there are sufficient pre-orders placed before then, printing can also begin earlier.

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This is the story of The Beginning of the SAAF Buccaneers S Mk50 and their service in 24 Squadron.

Lt Gen Mike Muller – former 24 Sqn Buccaneer Pilot and retired Chief of The Air Force who was involved with the Buccaneer project from the start: “The first time I laid eyes on the Buccaneer, was after dark in a small WW II type hangar at the Blackburn airfield, Holme – on -Spalding Moor near Brough. That already emphasised the size of the Buccaneer, but I will never forget the magic of that first impression in the somewhat eerie fluorescent illumination.”

This is the beginning of the story of the Buccaneer S Mk50 in service with 24 Squadron from 1965 to 1991. It forms part of a 4-series set of books spanning from the initial procurement requirements, until the closing of the Squadron and retiring of the SAAF Buccaneers. Each book covering a specific era and life of both the Squadron and the Buccaneers.

Weight 1.03 kg
Dimensions 31 × 23 × 3 cm

A4, Hard Cover, 226 pages, Full Colour


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