I'm about a quarter way through this as I post, but reading about the exploits of the early 50's Meteor pilots sends shivers up my spine. How any of them survived (and there were certainly plenty of them!) is a mystery.
Single engine aerobatics, forced landing practice with both engines shut down, 180 degree low level turnbacks after simulated engine failure after take off, inverted spins.. etc etc.. A beer in the mess before the afternoon's flying programme...
Those CFS guys were good, and their workload was relentless... kudos.
(Also fascinated to see some names I recognise.)
Will post a fuller review in due course.