London: Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd., 1927,
First Edition. octavo, red cloth. (xii), 406pp. Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd., Item #16088
Kerr began his naval career as a midshipman in 1879, then as a Lieutenant in the British Navy, becoming the naval attache to Italy, Austria, Turkey, and Greece in 1903. He was later made Commander of the Adriatic Squadron (naval) and recalled to England in 1917 to assist in the formation of the RAF. Kerr was CO of the South-Western Air Force Area in 1918, an area that extended from South Wales to Cherbourg and from Farnborough to the Scilly Islands. The majority of the book tells of his years in the navy and only 19 pages specifically describe Kerr's important role in aviation matters. Photographic illustrations. With a note in Kerr's hand laid in: "24.6.29 My dear Marian Here is the book. I am sorry it isn't new. Yours. Mark Kerr". Inner hinges cracked. Spine faded, shelf wear.