Royalties to the Larry Slattery Memorial Fund
When writing the book 'Last of the Kriegies' with the respective POWs, we agreed that the royalties from the book would go to the Larry Slattery Memorial Fund, named after Larry Slattery who was shot down the day after the Second World War was declared and became a prisoner. Larry was a talented violinist, and he went on to lead the Stalag Luft III camp orchestra. The fund is set up to support young musically talented people overcome financial barriers - further details here https://larryslatteryfund.org/ From the latest royalty cycle we have just sent £154.56p to the Larry Fund (and...
First Shots in Anger - Skeets Ogilvie - 7th September 1940
In Battle of Britain pilot Skeet Ogilvie's biography, 'You Never Know Your Luck', written by his son Keith C. Ogilvie, Keith draws on Skeets' recollections and diary, regarding one of the most significant days during the battle, 7th September 1940, when the Luftwaffe targeted London direct. ('You Never Know Your Luck' is currently available with a £5 discount - just click on the cover below. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.) 7th September 1940 Skeets was sitting in the crew room in the dispersal hut with the other pilots on standby. The weather was good, around 70 degrees...
'Our Story - Your History'. International Bomber Command Centre book
We have been working with the International Bomber Command Centre on plans for a book detailing their extraordinary project and its relation to the story of Bomber Command. The book is titled ‘Our Story – Your History. The International Bomber Command Centre’ and attached to this post is the cover. The aim is to publish the book at the end of November 2017. Bomber Command historians Steve Darlow, Sean Feast and Robert Owen will tell the story of Bomber Command, focusing on the human story, the military history, and the sacrifice made. Mark Dodds, from the IBCC, will write the...
'Stirling to Essen' cover released
We are delighted to present the cover of Roger Leivers forthcoming 'A Stirling to Essen - The Godmanchester Stirling: A Bomber Command Story of Courage and Tragedy'. The book is due out late Spring and there will be numerous launch and signing events so watch this space.
Fundraising for a John Gillespie Magee Memorial
We have received some excellent news from Roger Cole who has launched the appeal to fund a long over due memorial to John Gillespie Magee, who wrote the famous 'High Flight' Poem. Roger wrote the definitive book on John Magee's life called 'High Flight' and he is the Chairman of the Wellingore Parish Council where the John Magee Memorial Statue will be situated. Further details of the appeal can be found on the respective JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/john-magee?utm_id=2&utm_term=rJB6xg27p