Richard Townshend Bickers

(Richard Leslie Townshend Bickers)
UK flag (b.1917)

RLT Bickers has written more books about the RAF and its predecessor, the RFC, than any other author past or present - some under a pseudonym. Being multilingual, he does his own research in foreign archives and by interviews and correspondence. His short stories and newspaper articles were first published and broadcast while he was a serving RAF officer. By the time he left the RAF his first four novels had appeared. His biography of his friend "Ginger" Lacey, the top-scoring pilot in the Battle of Britain, was published to acclaim in 1962.Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. In England he operated with Fighter and Coastal Commands; in North Africa and Italy with Desert Air Force and Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force. After the war he did a tour in Hong Kong and Malaya.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Daedalus Quartet
   1. The Gifts of Jove (1983)
     aka Trial By Fire
   2. Time for Haste (1984)
   3. Too Late the Morrow (1984)
   4. Sure Recompense (1985)