Over the course of the coming year we will be holding numerous book launches and author and veteran signings at the following events.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May: IWM Duxford Air Show
Bomber Command Battle of Berlin Failed to Return book launch
We are delighted to announce that the following Bomber Command veterans and authors will be joining us at the IWM Duxford air show on 27th and 28th May. We will be launching our latest book Bomber Command Battle of Berlin Failed to Return.
Rusty Waughman DFC AFC: No. 101 Squadron Lancaster Pilot. Rusty flew operationally during the Battle of Berlin period and wrote the foreword to the book.
George Dunn DFC L d'H: Nos 10, 76 Squadron Halifaxes and 608 Squadron and 1409 Met Flight Mosquito pilot - 44 operations. George flew on the first Battle of Berlin raid on 23rd August 1943.
Harry Irons DFC: Harry completed 60 bombing operations with RAF Bomber Command; with No. 9 Squadron on Lancasters and then with No. 158 Squadron on Halifaxes. Harry flew operationally with, and talks about, one of the airmen who has a chapter in the book, Billy Colson DFM.
Jo Lancaster DFC: Pilot, Nos 40 Squadron, Wellingtons, and 12 Squadron, Lancasters, completing 54 operations. First man to use the Martin-Baker ejection seat in an emergency. (We will have copies of Jo’s biography ‘First Out in Earnest’ available.)
Dave Fellowes Ld’H (Attendance TBC): Air gunner, No. 460 (RAAF) Squadron Lancasters - 32 operations.
Hal Gardner: Nos 106 and 189 Squadrons Lancaster Navigator.
John Bell MBE, DFC, L d'H (Saturday only): Bomb Aimer, 619 and 617 Squadron. John flew on numerous Berlin raids during the Battle of Berlin period.
Gerry Norwood (Sunday only): Gerry served as an air gunner with No. 460 (RAAF) Squadron and completed a full tour of duty during the Battle of Berlin period.
Authors: Steve Bond (Saturday only), Steve Darlow, Sean Feast (Saturday only), Robert Owen, Nicole Russell (Saturday only), and Howard Sandall.
Sunday 4th June: Shuttleworth Fly Navy day
Saturday 24th June: Godmanchester Veteran’s Day
Sunday 2nd July: Shuttleworth Military Pageant
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July: IWM Duxford Flying Legends Air Show
Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August: Eastbourne Air Show
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August: Dunsfold Wings and Wheels
Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September: Bournemouth Air Show
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September: Scampton Air Show (TBC)
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September: IWM Duxford Air Show