A Short War, The History of 623 squadron

A Short War, The history of 623 squadron by Steve Smith. This is a history of an often overlooked and neglected bomber squadron, No.623 Squadron.  Formed from No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron in August 1943 the squadron flying from RAF Downham Market participated…

Book Review: Commanding Far Eastern Skies

Commanding Far Eastern Skies: A Critical Analysis of the Royal Air Force Air Superiority Campaign in India, Burma and Malaya 1941-1945 (Wolverhampton Military Studies) has its origins in a PhD dissertation  that was done by the Author , which itself…

From Sapper to Spitfire Spy

From Sapper to Spitfire Spy: The WWII Biography of David Greville-Heygate DFC by Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate Called up by the army in August 1939 David Greville-Heygate operated a searchlight until commissioned at Sandhurst. Posted to the Loyals in Portsmouth he had…

70 Years ago … Today…

By Matt Poole Today is the 70th anniversary of the downing of 355 Sqn Liberator KH250, hit by AA fire during an attack on Port Blair, S. Andaman Island (the westernmost point of Japanese expansion, I believe) on 17 May…

The Kalahari Killings

Written by Jonathan Laverick, this book is about  a  true-life murder mystery of two British airmen in Bostwana–and the extraordinary trial that followed that changed the lives of an entire people.  Jonathan started this book after first learning about an incident…

The Medals of Sqn Ldr R G Woodman

The Medals of Squadron Leader R G Woodman are being offered for sale by DNW on 11th December 2014 . Estimated to fetch £8,000 – £12,000 Groups and Single Decorations For Gallantry A fine Second World War night fighter ace’s D.S.O., D.F.C.…

Wapitis over Iraq

A Selection of seven photographs showing Wapitis of No.30 Squadron over Iraq. These photos originated from the Ebay site. Click on the Image to view the Album