AUTHORHubbard, Kenneth / Simmons, Michael
TITLEOperation 'Grapple': Testing Britain's First H-Bomb
PUBLISHERIan Allan, LTD.
CITYLondon, England
DATE PUBLISHED1985
ISBN0-7110-1514-7


This book follows the experiences of author Kenneth Hubbard in the Royal Air Force through his participation in Operation ‘Grapple,’ Britain’s hydrogen bomb test mission. It features the period of 1956 to 1958 and Hubbard’s time in the South Pacific on Christmas Island in preparation for live hydrogen bomb tests. Hubbard gives a very detailed account of his work with No. 49 Squadron throughout Operation ‘Grapple.’ The book includes photographs and charts, as well as detailed diagrams of aircraft equipment. It is intended as a tribute to members of Hubbard’s squadron.


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