'Piece Of Cake' follows the dramatic vapour trails of Hornet Squadron during the first year of World War Two from the Phoney War to the Battle of Britain and from the raw tomfoolery of young Pilot Officers to the misguided obstinacy of Fighter Command. At twenty thousand feet or on the ground, the men of Hornet Squadron are quick-flying and quick-witted, always audacious and often less than scrupulous.
Fanny Barton learns the hard way that promotion may be fast but leadership does not come so easily, that regret is a bygone word and that honour is a concept which you fight for but not with. He must kick his weary and bitter squadron into shape before they are all kicked from behind by Jerry whose destructive shadow is lengthening with increasing efficiency over the southern coastlines . . . Piece of cake.
When it was first published, 'Piece Of Cake' gave rise to much acclaim and much criticism for its honest portrayal of life and action within the RAF during World War Two. For those who do not wish to forget and for those who wish to learn, this is a fascinating, humorous and unsettling narrative.