During the Second World War, Flt Lt Richard Stevens led an extraordinary campaign as an RAF night-fighter. Known to contemporaries as ‘Cat’s Eyes’ and by the height of his success in July 1941 as the ‘Lone Wolf’, Flt Lt Stevens was the RAF’s highest scoring night-fighter pilot with fourteen victories. What makes his story unique is that all this was achieved without the aid of radar or another crew member. Tragically his success was cut short by his untimely death on the night of 15/16 December 1941 – three days after his DSO was gazetted.
Thanks to over twenty years of painstaking research by Terry Thompson and a rich resource of documentation and photography, Andy Saunders is now able to tell the exceptional story of one of Britain’s finest night-flying pilots of the Second World War.