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Rick Peacock-Edwards has led different lives at different times but through it all has used a bonus in life nowadays often overlooked: He has consistently enjoyed himself. One of three brothers of outstanding South African Battle of Britain Pilot F/O S. R. "Teddy" Peacock-Edwards, his subtle and compassionate regard for a generation of wartime aircrew is clear: "As the proud son of one of the 'Few', their selfless daring has inspired me throughout my life. Importantly, they influenced my decision to become an airman in the Royal Air Force, to become a fighter pilot like my father, and to live life with spirit as they had lived their lives. It is essential that their experiences live on." Rate of Climb, his original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, shows Rick in complete command of his primary subject: flying. 

This is an action-packed account of a foremost flyer's life with endless good stories and a colorful cast of characters to match. Rick's compelling recollections in Rate of Climb reveal a life of considerable achievement, in a very personal book capturing the ties of airmanship that the author has been privileged to share. A must for all lovers of derring-do in the air.

©2020 Rick Peacock-Edwards (P)2020 Tantor

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Ruined by the narration. He sound like vicar delivering a sermon with a hint of Forest Gump in his inflection. The book itself lacks very much on flying detail. There's far too much of I knew such and such, he went on to become AOC paperclips he is my mate. Its basically names places, parties and by the way while I was there I flew XYZ.