Goshawk Squadron Author:Derek Robinson Like Catch-22 a novel that brilliantly captures the bloody horror and humor of war. — France, 1918. Major Stanley Wooley, 23 year-old leader of the Goshawk Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, is addressing one of his men. — Callus, sadistic and a ruthless boozer, Woolley commands with a devastating mix of humor and brutality. And he never lets up. But... more » no matter, Woolley's convineed they'll all be dead within three months. He's a profane cynic almost to the bitter end. Then in a rar moment of compasson, he's betrayed by his own humanity.