Had not heard of this so did some digging. Unfortunately not worth it apparently. http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/raf_bc/raf_book.html LOWER THAN LOW Author : Tom Simpson. 1995 Libra Books Pty Ltd, 39 Maning Avenue, Sandy Bay 7005, Tasmania. 00 61 02 251 479. ISBN 0 909619 15 8. GBP 12.00 "Tammy" Simpson, rear-gunner to the legendary wartime pilot Micky Martin, could have a large number of fascinating stories to tell on not only his own operational career but also in terms of insights into his pilot and the other crew members. Simpson's book, however, is completely riddled with the most ridiculous and easily-checkable errors which indicate that the manuscript has not been read and corrected by someone who knows what they are talking about. To quote one example:- "The Sergeants' Mess at Scampton had a couple of particularly nice portrait oil paintings, quite large ones. One was a portrait of Sgt Hannon, VC, the first VC awarded in the RAF in the war. It was a posthumous award for a very fine act of bravery." It would be difficult to introduce any more errors into this trio of sentences. The paintings were in the Officers' Mess, and the airman's name was Sgt John Hannah. I am sure that the 12 Squadron airmen F/O Donald E Garland and his observer Sgt Thomas Gray, who won the real first Air VCs of the war on 12th May 1940, would have something to say on the subject. Although Hannah certainly won the VC for a fine act of courage and bravery, he, unlike Garland and Gray, survived the incident, only to die of tuberculosis in 1947. Other example of such errors include:- "Manchesters had a triple tail [only the very early ones] and two in-line Merlins" [Vultures] "In recent years Scampton housed the Roulettes, the RAF's aerobatic unit" [Red Arrows] "O'Shannesy and his crew went into the Wash for some reason" [O'Shaugnessy] "The height of the plane above the water surface had to be fifty feet exactly, the air speed 200 mph … all told, we lost eight out of twenty one crews" [sixty feet, 230 mph, 8 out of 19 crews] "Hopwood was on Gibson's starboard side …" [Hopgood] I appreciate that (in Guy Gibson's own words) "a memory is a short thing, and flak never did it much good" and that 50+ years on, remembrances are easily blurred, but errors such as this are extremely common throughout the book and show an almost complete lack of research. This is especially unforgivable as most of the mistakes are easily picked up by anyone who is reasonably knowledgeable on the background, and to have been made by one such as Simpson, who was actually there at the time, shows poor attention to detail. Ignoring the plethora of such errors, the remainder of the book is dull stuff which Simpson would have done better to have left in his log book. The whole narrative comes across as a rambling, almost unlinked series of reminiscences and shows little insight into Micky Martin or any of the others. Here and there are amusing anecdotes, and there are occasional snippets of real information. I did like the story of the time Barnes Wallis had a go with the controls of Simpson's rear turret, firing a short burst at the butts. Such little gems are rare, and a member of the cognoscenti will find the rest of little significance. Not recommended and not to be taken as a research aid; the details aren't reliable.