The War That Never Was



Dudgeon's engaging account of the defence of the RAF Training School at Habbaniya. A notable victory achieved with the improvisation of meagure resources and near-obsolete aircraft employed against vastly superior Iraqi forces supported by a number of modern Luftwaffe aircraft. Dudgeon was a participant in this little-known but crucially important action which alone ensured the continuence of British military control in the region. Signed by: Air Vice Marshal A.G. Dudgeon Air Vice-Marshal Tony Dudgeon played a key role in a little-known, but crucial, air campaign that prevented the Germans gaining access to the Iraqi oil fields and a possible offensive from the east against the undefended Suez Canal.

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