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    Default Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Historian wanted

    Dear all

    Over the years I have been collecting accounts relating to Whitleys - training/ops/manufacture/accidents etc. Unfortunately this has never received the true level of attention it deserves and as times passes by memories become fewer and fewer.

    I am looking for someone who might be prepared to take on the task of collecting these stories. Eventually I would like to publish these accounts - but this is probably a long way off!

    Reliable and committed people only please!

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    Hi Elliot,

    As I understand it you already have a large amount of material but do not have the time to go through it. Are you looking for someone to collate it for you so you can then write a book yourself using the information or are you looking for somone to take over the material and write a book themselves?

    Tom

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    Hi Tom

    I certainly have a lot of material already - collected over 7 years. What I am looking for is someone who is prepared to seek out new material - principally by writing to local newspapers (Coventry area - where the a/c were built), contacting veterans groups around the world etc. (UK, Canada, Australia, NZ etc.) Not a huge amount of work, but I have my hands full with the rebuild project and cannot afford to divert any energy from it.

    Yes, ultimately I would like to compile a book on the human aspect of the aircraft - i.e. those who built, flew, attacked, rescued crew, witnessed Whitley accidents etc. I will be happy to share this task with someone. Ideally I would like to use any profits from the book to help fund the Whitley rebuild.

    I hope that answers your question!

    What do you think?

    I already have one offer from a publisher to put it into print. I'm sure there will be others - I haven't even started looking.

    All the best
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    Hi Elliott,

    Thanks for the clarification. Too big a project for me to take on at the moment. I am sure there will be someone on the forum with the time and skill to do it justice. Good luck.

    Yours

    Tom

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    What is the status of your Whitley project please?

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