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text 2018-09-23 14:58
AVR Weekly News ~ 260th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 260th Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/09/avr-weekly-news-260th-edition.html
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text 2018-09-16 16:33
AVR Weekly News ~ 259th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 259th Edition

 

Hurricane Florence has hit my state. Very, very wet with all the rain with more to come. There's flooding in surrounding areas, but we are ok here at the Voracious Homestead outside of Greensboro. 

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/09/avr-weekly-news-259th-edition.html
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review 2018-09-15 02:23
FROM CLIPPED WINGS TO SOARING WITH THE EAGLES
Best Foot Forward - Colin Hodgkinson

"BEST FOOT FORWARD" is Colin Hodgkinson's story of the long struggle he waged after surviving an air crash while in training with the Fleet Air Arm in May 1939 -- and sustaining life-altering injuries that would have humbled a lesser person --- to resume as normal a life as possible. As part of this process, Hodgkinson --- with the great Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter ace and Wing Leader Douglas Bader (who, despite having similar life-altering injuries, was able to resume flying with the RAF upon the outbreak of war in September 1939) as a prime example and inspiration --- was given the opportunity to resume flight training with the Fleet Air Arm. 

Subsequently, Hodgkinson was able to wrangle a transfer to the RAF, where he successfully completed a rigorous flight training program, and was assigned to a frontline fighter squadron late in 1942. 

Hodgkinson would fly the redoubtable Supermarine Spitfire in combat over Europe through most of 1943, manage to shoot down 2 enemy fighters in aerial combat, and survive a stint as a prisoner of war before being repatriated to the UK in late 1944. This book is essentially a recapitulation of Hodgkinson's life from a childhood in the English countryside to the early postwar years. It has both a forthrightness and eloquence which makes for rewarding reading.

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text 2018-09-09 15:06
AVR Weekly News ~ 258th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 258th Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/09/avr-weekly-news-258th-edition.html
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text 2018-09-02 14:44
AVR Weekly News ~ 257th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 257th Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/09/avr-weekly-news-257th-edition.html
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