Reading List

The XM496 Preservation Society recommend the following books as sources of further information about The XM496 Britannia, The Britannia Aircraft and RAF Transport Command. Many of these books are available from ABE Books.


Bristol Britannia

The History of the Bristol Britannia – David Littlefield (1992) Halsgrove Press - out of print

The Whispering Giant in Uniform – Sdq Ldr David Berry (1996) Keyham Books – out of print

The RAF Britannia and its people 1959 to 1975 - Sdq Ldr David Berry (2005) Keyham Books - out of print but available on DVD from Keyham Books.

First Lady, the Bristol Britannia – Nick Corrie (1998) Galago Books, Silver Wings Series

The Bristol Britannia – Airlines and Airliners, December 96, Issue 4 - The Aviation Data Centre Ltd

The Whispering Giant: the Story of the Bristol Britannia – Frank McKim (2003) Scoval Publishing

Bristol Britannia – Charles Woodley (2002) – Crowood Aviation Series

Death of a Giant – the Downend crash 1957 – Richard Ranall probably published privately

Specialist Aircrew :Life and times of a 1951 to 1991 RAF pilot – Sdq Ldr David Berry (1999) Keyham Books – out of print

Transport Command

Atlantic Bridge, THe Official Account of RAF Transport Command's Ocean Ferry - Ministry of Information (1945) reprint

Forged in War, The history of RAF Transport Command 1943-1967 - Humphrey Wynn(1996) The Stationary Office - Out of print