Beaufighter Ace: the Nightfighter Career of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Thomas Pike by Richard Pike
Tom Pike joined the Royal Air Force on 17 January 1924 as a Flight Cadet at Cranwell. During a long and varied career in peace and war he held a wide variety of RAF appointments around the world and when he eventually retired he had held the ultimate post in the RAF, that of Chief of Air Staff and also that of Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe. This book, written by his son, is an account of his leadership of No. 219 Night Fighter Squadron based at Tangmere in 1941.