David Hobbs

David Hobbs MBE is a well known author and naval historian. He writes for several journals and magazines and in 2005 won the Aerospace Journalist of the Year, Best Defence Submission. He lectures on naval subjects worldwide and has been on radio and TV in several countries.

He served in the Royal Navy from 1964 until 1997 and retired with the rank of Commander. He qualified as both a fixed and rotary wing pilot and his log book contains 2,300 hours with over 800 carrier landings, 150 of which were at night.

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The British Pacific Fleet The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force
  A Century of Carrier Aviation Charts the progress and growing effectiveness of naval air power
  Moving Bases Royal Navy Maintenance Carriers and Monabs
  Royal Navy Escort Carriers The background to the Escort Carrier and their service with the RN
  British Aircraft Carriers Design, Development & Service Histories
  Warships of the Great War Era A History in Ship Models
  The British Carrier Strike Fleet: After 1945 The RN invented many of the techniques and devices crucial to modern carrier operations
  The Royal Navy's Air Service in the Great War In a few short years the Royal Navy practically invented naval air warfare
  The Dawn of Carrier Strike The World of Lieutenant W P Lucy DSO RN
  The Fleet Air Arm and the War in Europe, 1939–1945 A comprehensive history of RN aviation during World War II.
Series: In Focus
Year  Book  Comment
  RN Submarines in Focus Traces the development of the submarine from the early 20th century to present day
  The Fleet Air Arm in Focus: Pt. 1 A collection of photographs put together over a number of years
  The Fleet Air Arm in Focus: Pt. 2 A collection of photographs put together over a number of years
  RN Battleships and Battlecruisers in Focus The ships and cruisers of the Royal Navy over 50 years
  RN Aircraft Carriers in Focus The aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy over 50 years


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