web site hit counter Biggles and The Rescue Flight - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Biggles and The Rescue Flight

Availability: Ready to download

Two boys run away from school, lie about their age and sign up in the RFC. They meet up with Biggles at 266 Squadron and join his flight. But will Biggles find them out?


Compare

Two boys run away from school, lie about their age and sign up in the RFC. They meet up with Biggles at 266 Squadron and join his flight. But will Biggles find them out?

30 review for Biggles and The Rescue Flight

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm

    Jolly good adventure, showing a unique side of the Biggles crew that one usually doesn't see. I also love the brothers bond between Fortymore and Thirty Jolly good adventure, showing a unique side of the Biggles crew that one usually doesn't see. I also love the brothers bond between Fortymore and Thirty

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gerry

    I wasn't surprised to see that this Biggles title was originally published under the title of 'The Rescue Flight' because, somewhat unusually, Biggles plays a secondary role in the adventure. Two school pals realise that they are missing out on the war and when one of them finds out that his brother is captured behind enemy lines, the pair decide to run away and joine the Royal Flying Corps. They use uniforms of the brother and borrow two 'planes to get to an RFC unit. There they meet up with Bigg I wasn't surprised to see that this Biggles title was originally published under the title of 'The Rescue Flight' because, somewhat unusually, Biggles plays a secondary role in the adventure. Two school pals realise that they are missing out on the war and when one of them finds out that his brother is captured behind enemy lines, the pair decide to run away and joine the Royal Flying Corps. They use uniforms of the brother and borrow two 'planes to get to an RFC unit. There they meet up with Biggles and are eventually obliged to tell him the truth. From then on he shields them and assists them in the rescue mission(s). It gets very fraught and develops into something more than a simple rescue. There are thrills and spills with plenty of dog-fights along the way before 'Thirty', so called because he is the younger brother of Fortymore, nicknamed 'Forty', the captured pilot, finally, with the help of Biggles of course, completes the rescue flight. However, the fact that he is still technically a school boy is then discovered by the Commanding Officer so there is that little problem to be sorted out before a happy ending!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Deirdre

    A Biggles book where you can see how he's going to get drawn into Major Raymond's end of things. This story is about a schoolboy who pretends to be in the RAF to rescue his brother. His mentor in 266 squadron is Biggles, and Algy also features. The interesting part for me as an adult is the descriptions of what it was like. "...Looking down he saw an expanse of brown earth, perhaps a mile in width, gradually merging into dull green on either side. Through the brown expanse that coiled like a migh A Biggles book where you can see how he's going to get drawn into Major Raymond's end of things. This story is about a schoolboy who pretends to be in the RAF to rescue his brother. His mentor in 266 squadron is Biggles, and Algy also features. The interesting part for me as an adult is the descriptions of what it was like. "...Looking down he saw an expanse of brown earth, perhaps a mile in width, gradually merging into dull green on either side. Through the brown expanse that coiled like a mighty serpent across the landscape from west to east ran tiny zigzag lines, hundreds of them, making a cobweb-like pattern. His breath suddenly came faster as he realized that he was looking at the actual lines where two mighty armies were entrenched, grappling in a stupendous life and death struggle. From time to time tiny white puffs appeared, and drifted sluggishly across the brown expanse. They looked harmless enough, but he knew that they must be the smoke of bursting shells." Any story where one of the heroes falls asleep during the debrief has a fair bit of realism involved.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    Even though Biggles was a secondary character in this book, I still liked it just as much as the others. Actually, it was nice to see Biggles through someone else's eyes. Peter Fortymore, not quite seventeen, makes a drastic decision to run away to the RFC with a fellow schoolmate. I'll admit that the story is a little unbelievable, but in those days I think you could get away with such things more often :) This story kept me highly interested the whole time, although I read it really fast (my tw Even though Biggles was a secondary character in this book, I still liked it just as much as the others. Actually, it was nice to see Biggles through someone else's eyes. Peter Fortymore, not quite seventeen, makes a drastic decision to run away to the RFC with a fellow schoolmate. I'll admit that the story is a little unbelievable, but in those days I think you could get away with such things more often :) This story kept me highly interested the whole time, although I read it really fast (my twelve year old brother was ready for the book last night and I hadn't read it yet--oh, the calamities of book lovers :D). I think the most interesting part to me was when Peter (or Thirty) was in the German village delivering a message. The part when he's taking his brother home (with the German's after them) kept me on my toes. I'm surprised that these books have not bored me yet. *One use toward the end of God's name. Two or three uses of 'Gosh' and 'Golly'.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tommy Verhaegen

    Een spannend verhaal waar Biggles en Algy een belangrijke rol spelen, maar nog niet de hoofdfiguren zijn. Nummer zes, en de reeks staat nog in de kinderschoenen. Veel vliegen in heel ouderwetse machines, maar zonder al te veel details. Wel veel info over het leveren van een luchtgevecht en ontwijken van de luchtafweer. Niet vergeten: Johns is een oorlogspiloot uit WOI die het allemaal zelf meegemaakt heeft. Alhoewel het verhaal nog niet de later hoge kwaliteit haalt is het toch zeker de moeite om Een spannend verhaal waar Biggles en Algy een belangrijke rol spelen, maar nog niet de hoofdfiguren zijn. Nummer zes, en de reeks staat nog in de kinderschoenen. Veel vliegen in heel ouderwetse machines, maar zonder al te veel details. Wel veel info over het leveren van een luchtgevecht en ontwijken van de luchtafweer. Niet vergeten: Johns is een oorlogspiloot uit WOI die het allemaal zelf meegemaakt heeft. Alhoewel het verhaal nog niet de later hoge kwaliteit haalt is het toch zeker de moeite om te lezen. De later ingrediƫnten aktie en humor zijn al volop aanwezig.

  6. 5 out of 5

    russell barnes

    Now here's a thing, did you know the WW1 Biggles books are vastly brilliant, much better than his slightly more unpalatable later, more racist-er adventures. Possibly this is because Johns is draws from his own experience as a WW1 pilot, the tales and scrapes are more vivid, callow and believable, laced with some aero-facts. And to be honest he's only being racist about the Huns, and we've just taken back control from Europe so it's probably okay?* *Squareheads/Boches or not, this is not okay FYI. Now here's a thing, did you know the WW1 Biggles books are vastly brilliant, much better than his slightly more unpalatable later, more racist-er adventures. Possibly this is because Johns is draws from his own experience as a WW1 pilot, the tales and scrapes are more vivid, callow and believable, laced with some aero-facts. And to be honest he's only being racist about the Huns, and we've just taken back control from Europe so it's probably okay?* *Squareheads/Boches or not, this is not okay FYI.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nisha

    The story centres more on one off character Thirty than the protagonist of the series James Bigglesworth. Biggles plays a supporting role, however not without his usual heroism. The reader gets an insight in to both the British and German air forces, specially their crafts during the first World War, which is both educational and inspiring for young aspiring aeronautic enthusiasts. Compared to the only other Biggles book I've read, Biggles in the Orient, this is lighter on the political incorrec The story centres more on one off character Thirty than the protagonist of the series James Bigglesworth. Biggles plays a supporting role, however not without his usual heroism. The reader gets an insight in to both the British and German air forces, specially their crafts during the first World War, which is both educational and inspiring for young aspiring aeronautic enthusiasts. Compared to the only other Biggles book I've read, Biggles in the Orient, this is lighter on the political incorrectness yet completely lacks female characters and variety. The story is implausible and far fetched and the writing lacks finesse. Yet with plot twists, aeronautical heroics and comraderie and likeable characters such as Algy the stories have touched the hearts of many children and adults alike.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Hately

    One of W.E. Johns more imaginative First World War books, this one concerns two schoolboys who pretend to be RFC officers in order to try and rescue the elder brother of one of them. They wind up in Biggles squadron and when he finds out what they are up to, he resolves to help.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Edwin

    Weer eens lekker ouderwets genieten van een Biggles. Wel storend dat er bij de vertaling wat namen verwisseld zijn

  10. 4 out of 5

    Salome

    I've loved Biggles' adventures since childhood, and this one was also thrilling. I would just appreciate more space for Biggles - he is more cool than Thirty. I've loved Biggles' adventures since childhood, and this one was also thrilling. I would just appreciate more space for Biggles - he is more cool than Thirty.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    Very dramatic with a really nice ending. Odd for the story to be from a perspective other than Biggles but it worked nicely.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Bratell

    Main character in this book is actually a boy (17 years old) called Thirty, who ends up in Biggles 266 squadron when looking for his missing brother.

  13. 4 out of 5

    NIKHIL KUMTA

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rich

  15. 5 out of 5

    Suzannah

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mrs.J.M.Worraker

  17. 5 out of 5

    Steve Dyer

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

  19. 4 out of 5

    John-Luke

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mac

  21. 5 out of 5

    Becky Elizabeth

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kieron Collins

  23. 4 out of 5

    CRICKET101

  24. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matt Hannagan

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nobi Nobes

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becky

  29. 5 out of 5

    Akash Singh

  30. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm C Horswill

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.