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January 28, 2016

Spitfire I up for auction!

Cazenove’s Spitfire Ia coming up for auction. It pilot was left behind at Calais in 1940, after bring told to “f— off” by three destroyers evacuating troops and ended up a PoW.


August 29, 2015

My article on Japan’s P-1 (as seen at RIAT 2015)

The September issue of AIR INTERNATIONAL magazine’s cover story is my article on Japan’s new Kawasaki P-1 patrol aircraft, which appeared in England this year for the first time. Rising maritime tension in the western Pacific make the P-1’s enhanced capabilities increasingly important. It is also being offered for sale to the RAF. Find out why it has four engines and a pioneering “fly-by-light” technology control system! Available from your local newsagent (UK), Barnes & Noble magazine rack (US) or on-line from the link below:

July 6, 2015

Two Battle of Britain pilots tell their stories

Only 28 left of “The Few”, the RAF Fighter Pilots of the Battle of Britain, 75 years ago. Here, two of them discuss their experiences,


December 4, 2013

Brad Pitt to But a Spitfire?


December 4, 2013

Ian Maclennan, Malta Spitfire pilot

Ian Maclennan was one of the last of the “other Few”, the Spitfire pilots that defended Malta during the siege:

November 20, 2013

Wirraway to be recovered from lake?

Australian Wirraway trainer of Second World War vintage may be recovered from a lake.


November 17, 2013

Remembering 607 Squadron – Spitfires over Burma!

Reunion of 607 Squadron. A photo of one of their Spitfires, with their “AF” codes appears in THE DECISIVE DUEL. The squadron saw some of the heaviest air combat over Burma.


November 17, 2013

Wartime Spitfire pilot remembered

A Spitfire pilot newly remembered: BBC News report.


November 11, 2013

Article on Duxford and its Spitfires

THE DECISIVE DUEL ends with the Spitfires flying at Duxford. This article’s quotes and illustrations show why they are more than museum pieces.

November 6, 2013

My article in AIR INTERNATIONAL on the HC-130J!

My article in the November issue of AIR INTERNATIONAL, now at your local newsagent (UK) or Barnes&Noble magazine rack (US) is about the USAF’s HC-130J tankers, fascinating airplanes that refuel rescue helicopters in flight. At night. At 500 feet altitude, without using lights or radio. And that’s just the start.