BIGGLES AIR COMMODORE
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Alfred Sindall
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1950
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations.
Uneven fading to covers. Bumping to spine. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; some small pieces of loss; creasing.
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- Biggles stumbles across an enemy plan to destroy British shipping in the Indian Ocean. Noticing a coincidence in bad spelling, his linking of three separate ship disappearances leads Colonel Raymond to charge him to investigate. Biggles is given the temporary rank of Air Commodore and command of a destroyer.
- The planned use of a decoy to lure the bandits fails when the bandits sink it. However they persevere, and eventually discover a secret submarine base on an island in the Mergui Archipelago. Not with standing a few distractions they manage to destroy the submarine and its base by using their own mines. They all manage to escape just before a secret stash of poison gas makes the entire island uninhabitable.
- "Bigglesworth, if you'll join our intelligence staff, I'll give you any rank within reason." he declared.
- Biggles shook his head. "It's very nice of you Sir, but I should be absolutely useless in an official capacity," he said slowly. "I have my own way of doing things ..."