Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation

The dramatic story of the engineering innovators and the pilots who broke countless records. The heroes are Britain’s most innovative aviation pioneers and their aircraft, the men and women who persevered to be the first into the air, to fly the fastest, the highest and the furthest. This broad and highly accessible books ranges from the first man to fly across the English Channel from England to France to the development of the Spitfire and from the R101 disaster to the development of the jet engine and the world’s first supersonic airliner.
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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service ** eBook Out Now **

The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service, published by Pen and Sword Books, is available in hardback and as an e-book, including Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and Kobo. Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service ** eBook Out Now **”

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 **”

The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service ** eBook Out Now **

Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air ServiceThe Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service, published by Pen and Sword (Aviation), is now available as an e-book. In addition to the hardback edition the book is published in a wide variety of e-book formats, including Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and KoboClick here to buy your copy.

Through vivid accounts of the air and sea battles that raged across the Pacific the book provides an in-depth history of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service and illustrates how the United States re-established its military dominance following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The book, which was originally published posthumously by the author’s son in 2011, has received many notable reviews from publications and organisations around the world, including the Fleet Air Arm Officers Association, which said; “An immensely detailed account of how the Imperial Japanese Government embraced the concept of Air Power and how they developed Naval Aviation from before World War One to the final defeat in 1945. This book is a triumph for Peter Edwards’ son Richard.” Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service ** eBook Out Now **”

Shoreham Airport War Memorial and the B-26 Martin Marauder

War Memorial Shoreham AirportThis unique war memorial stands near the entrance to Shoreham Airport in West Sussex.

The marble plaque provides a dedication to the British, Commonwealth and Allied servicemen and women who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

The plaque sits below a propeller recovered from a United States Air Force B-26 Martin Marauder medium bomber that came down in the English Channel during June 1944. Continue reading “Shoreham Airport War Memorial and the B-26 Martin Marauder”