258pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2021
Rex Wickins was born in Johannesburg in 1940. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1960 and flew on Shackletons with RAF Coastal Command during the Cold War, the Radfan War in the Yemen and the Malaysian Confrontation in Borneo. He returned to South Africa in 1970 and for three years flew on Shackletons with the SAAF No. 35 Squadron in Cape Town.