A Clasp for "the Few": A Biographical Account of New Zealand Pilots and Aircrew who Flew Operationally with RAF Fighter Command During the Battle of Britain, 10th July to 31st October 1940
Biographical sketches of "those NewZealanders acknowledged by the Battle of Britain Fighter Association to be entitled to the Battle of Britain clasp"--P. xiii.
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