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The Black Flight


The Memoir of Legendary First World War Fighter Ace.

Black Flight is the memoir of one of the greatest Aces of the Great War, Canadian Raymond Collishaw. His score of 60 kills puts him second-highest on the British Aces list. Collishaw scored many of his victories in the bleak days of 1917. His Flight of black Sopwith Triplanes shot down an amazing 68 enemy aircraft in the summer of 1917. Collishaw’s memoir continues through the Great War into his experiences in South Russia, Iraq, and India. In all theatres he managed to escape from the most hair-raising adventures. Collishaw remained with the RAF into the Second World War, when he was an Air Commodore in North Africa.

The Black Flight is an incredible adventure story of an exceptional man and a great Canadian hero. It was originally published in the UK in 1973, as Air Command.

by Raymond Collishaw, CB, DSO, DSC, DFC (with Ronald Dodds)