"Usually anything with Alex Revell’s name on it is a sure winner for the historian, devotee and research fiend. This book is no exception."
- Stephen T. Lawson, AeroScale
"Revell does a great job of decorating the pages of this book with many photographs [and] color aircraft profiles and plan forms that are pleasing to the eye ... Revell has dedicated much of his life to researching the "Great" War. This book would be a "great" addition to your library.
- Aerodrome (Spring 2012)
Alex Revell has been interested in World War 1 aviation since the age of six, when he began reading the famous John Hamilton series of aviation classics. He began serious aviation research in the early 1960s, being primarily interested in people and their role in the 1914-18 air war. He traced and interviewed many ex-members of the RFC/RAF/RNAS and is particularly proud that many of them became personal family friends. An internationally acknowledged researcher into the history of the RFC/RAF and RNAS during World War 1, Alex Revell has had many articles published in specialist aviation magazines and the journals of Cross and Cockade International and The First World War Aviation Historical Society, of which he is a founder member. His has written a number of aviation-related World War 1 titles over the years, including No 56 Sqn RFC/RAF. A retired engineer and also a jazz musician of international repute, Alex Revell lives in Cornwall with his wife Linda and three Burmese cats.