“Five Years in World War II” by Esmond Farfan

In this book, F/LT. Esmond Farfan, D.F.C., describes his training and experiences as a bomber pilot during the Second World War, taking the reader on a voyage back in time, from Trinidad in the Caribbean, to training camps in Canada, to Royal Airforce stations in England whence he and his comrades undertook bombing raids in Germany and France.

Based on Esmond Farfan’s diaries and logbooks, the author astonishes with his detailed recall of people, places, conversations, technical details of aeroplanes and other technical matters connected to the Airforce.

Recommended reading for everybody interested in Trinidad and Tobago’s contribution to the War Effort and in general history of the RAF and World War II.