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Areas for Decision—The Options

  • J. A. Gilbert

Abstract

I hope this audience will forgive me if I take a leaf from David Tidy’s book and explain how I came to be involved with the RAF. The answer is simple—I joined the Service to carry out National Service which was required at that time. But I suspect that I am ahead of him in two important respects: these are that I am (or perhaps I should say was) a trained economist: and I am (or perhaps I should say was) a professional aviator. I can even claim to be ahead of him in that I am now a serving Whitehall warrior—which he is not—but I would counsel you, because of this last fact, to suspect all that I am now about to say!

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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