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'Like every true Briton I wanted to fly a Spitfire': How one man built his own plane with a little help from B.C.

Like many other small boys, Alan James’s childhood passion was to build aircraft models, inspired in his case by the ones he watched take off at the RAF base near his home in Reading. 799 more words

News

Malta's Aviation History

Back in August I went on holiday to Malta, besides the wonderful weather and spectacular scenery there is also a large amount of rich aviation heritage on offer. 730 more words

Warbird Stories

spitfire: a different kind of ghost writing

To name your child after another person means to set up a connection from birth. To name your child after a loved one who perished under dramatic circumstances raises the stakes considerably. 623 more words

My Publications

Brendan 'Paddy' Finucane: The RAF's legendary Irish fighter ace

This is it, chaps“; were the calm last words transmitted from a damaged Spitfire, that ditched into the English Channel on 15 July 1942. 325 more words

War

Flying the Fourteen

A few weeks back, the hugely admirable John Mollison posted a new Old Guys & Their Airplanes clip to accompany his finished illustration of F/L John Wilkinson’s Spitfire Mk.XIV. 3,020 more words

Warbirds

Georges Nadon - Spitfire pilot, flew 277 sorties

War creates some remarkable heroes. It makes people perform beyond the limits of normal human endurance; through immense pain and suffering, these heroes are able to perform duties beyond those expected or even believed possible. 313 more words

WW2

Spitfire introduces the Collections bundles

Featuring Spitfire’s most popular and award winning lines, Collections are by far the most cost effective way of purchasing Spitfire products with savings of up to 35% off list price. 35 more words

Virtual Instruments