Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display

A compilation of some old footage from a visit to an air display at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford back in 2009 that was thought to have been lost. Continue reading “Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display”

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Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation ** eBook Edition Now Available **

Heroes and Landmarks of British AviationHeroes and Landmarks of British Aviation by Richard and Peter Edwards, published by Pen and Sword Books (Aviation), is now also available as an e-book.

It is available online from a wide range of  e-book retailers, including on Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and Kobo.

The book tells the dramatic story of Britain’s aviation industry from the earliest pioneers to the government nationalisations that ultimately fashioned their destiny.

The heroes are Britain’s most innovative aviators and their aircraft, those who persevered to be the first into the air, to fly the fastest, the highest and the furthest. Continue reading “Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation ** eBook Edition Now Available **”

De Havilland’s Race to Australia and the Birth of the Mosquito

de Havilland Mosquito IVOne of Geoffrey de Havilland’s most important pre-war aircraft designs was the revolutionary DH88 Comet, a twin-engined racing monoplane that won the prestigious MacRobertson England to Australia air race in 1934. It was also the basis of the design for the ‘wooden wonder’, the RAF’s iconic Second World War bomber, the de Havilland Mosquito. Continue reading “De Havilland’s Race to Australia and the Birth of the Mosquito”