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Ray Sturtivant references, articles and publications

Sparetime Navy fliers -part 2

Volume 13, Issue 03, 1985, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Ray Sturtivant

On the eve of World War Two the Air Branch of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve was very much the poor, small brother of the RAF's reserve force. Yet by 1945 RNVR personnel had become the mainstay of the FAA and, with the arrival of peace, a nucleus of Volunteer Reserve units resumed their weekend flying for more than a decade. Their history is traced in this two-part article by Ray Sturtivant. Part two opens with the re-equipment of the Air Branch fighter squadrons in 1 950-51

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Sparetime Navy fliers -part 1

Volume 13, Issue 02, 1985, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Ray Sturtivant

On the eve of World War Two the Air Branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was very much the poor, small brother of the RAF's reserve force. Yet by 1945 RNVR personnel had become the mainstay of the AA and, with the arrival of peace, a nucleus of Volunteer Reserve units resumed their weekend flying for more than a decade. Their history is traced in this two-part article by Ray Sturtivant

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Piston-engined transports of the RAF

Number 57 , 1989, Wingspan/Planes Magazine

Ray Sturtivant

For more than 40 years the RAF relied on piston-powered transport aircraft. Ray Sturtivant surveys the many varied types flown in this role

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