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'Our Story - Your History'. International Bomber Command Centre book

'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...

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'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.

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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

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Reginald Charles Wilson - Obituary

Reginald Charles Wilson - Obituary by Janet Hughes (Reg's daughter) He was known, quite simply, as Reg.  He had no pretentions.  He was born on 26th January 1923, in Hackney, London, the third of five children.  The family later moved to Essex, where Reg attended Beal Modern School.  As was the case for many of his generation, his education there came to an abrupt end in 1939, with the outbreak of World War II.  After working briefly for Unilever in London, Reg signed up for the RAF Volunteer Reserve in 1941, at the age of 18.  He had been inspired...

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Former OC BBMF commends Flying the Icon: Spitfire

Former OC BBMF commends Flying the Icon: Spitfire

We are delighted to have received an endorsement for Jarrod Cotter’s ‘Flying the Icon: Spitfire’ from former Officer Commanding Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Squadron Leader Ian Smith MBE. ‘There are numerous reasons why the Supermarine Spitfire rightly deserves the title of 'Icon'.  The superlative creation is the subject of literally hundreds of books covering every single angle of its history.  This one is different, however, and I personally think Jarrod has found exciting new ground with Flying the Icon: Spitfire.  It is a beautifully presented book which is well written and knowledgeable and filled with stunning images, both old...

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