By Max Hennessy
The reckless days of early aviation are delivered to existence in a story of bold, rushing younger pilots waging battle, and of the raging fight among the hearts of 2 courageous males for the center of an attractive lady. this can be the 1st tale within the trilogy concerning Corporal Quinney, an air ace within the RAF; a hero blazing during the skies to dogfight excessive above the Italian entrance, confronting lethal foes and tough a treacherous rival in love and battle
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This is curious, as Bob Stewart was caretaker secretary of the party. He may even have said only ‘caretaker’ to get rid of two unwanted Oxford undergraduates. However, it is surprising that Taylor, as the young enthusiast of the Left, either did not know or claimed later not to have known that Stewart was acting secretary of the party after twelve leaders had been gaoled in December 1925. Stewart replaced Albert Inkpin, who, with Harry Pollitt (who stayed at the Taylors’ home in Preston) and three others, received twelve months in prison.
38 The corollary to this kind of immature macho posturing was an awkwardness with girls of his age. In York the boys from Bootham met the girls from the Quaker girls’ school, The Mount, on Sunday mornings at the Friends’ Meeting and on a few special occasions. 39 However, it is also possible that in later life she downplayed her pleasure in his friendship. He ﬁrst met her when they were the lead speakers in a joint debate between Bootham and The Mount on the motion ‘That the progress of civilisation has not tended to increase the happiness of mankind’, held in The Mount in March 1923.
The precociously clever but physically small and slight Alan Taylor could sparkle and attract the limelight as a rebel. At the start of 1923 he was just under ﬁve feet ﬁve inches tall and weighed nine stone (153 pounds). Moreover, being agin and being able to argue with vigour came naturally to him given his home experiences. At The Downs, according to his autobiography, he was elected to the school’s Cabinet and for a while ran it to subvert the masters’ powers of punishment. At Bootham, he ﬁtted in better; perhaps The Downs School had been a preparatory experience for Bootham.