Title: The Part- Timers – A History of the RAAF Reserves 1948-1998
Author: Hurst, Doug
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1999
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 218 pages
Comments: This book discusses the roller-coaster ride of the RAAF Reserve, particularly since the formation of the CAF fighter squadrons in 1948. Policy, workplace and personal perspectives are provided, along with an outline of each of the nine RAAFAR squadrons, the Specialist Reserve, the Air Training Corps and the University Squadrons.
The valuable contribution made by Part-Timers over the years is confirmed. A glimpse of what might have been if their great potential had been more fully developed is also provided. Given today’s plans to fully expand the RAAF Reserve, that glimpse, along with the history, should provide interesting reading to regulars and Part-Timers alike.