Gordon Olive, DFC, always a copious note taker, made a detailed record of his RAF career and wrote up his original manuscript after the war. He was also an aviation artist and painted numerous detailed aerial combat scenes that he had experienced during the Battle of Britain - scenes impossible to capture on film. Dennis Newton met Gordon in 1986 and helped edit his memoir. He is an aviation journalist and author of seven books, including A Few of the Few, Clash of Eagles and Severe Weather Flying. Dennis Newton is an aviation journalist and author of many books including 'A Few of the Few', 'Clash of Eagles', 'Australian Air Aces' & 'First Impact'. He edited the Battle of Britain memoir of Gordon Olive, 'Spitfire Ace', also published by Amberley & serialised in the Daily Mail: 'Ever wonder what it was like to fly a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain? No account captures it quite so nerve shredding as this new book'. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.