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paulmcmillan
7th June 2018, 21:18
Just seen on Air Britain Facebook page they are going to publish this!

paulmcmillan
7th June 2018, 21:38
https://www.facebook.com/airbritain/photos/a.722213081167988.1073741828.711548458901117/1675109589211661/?type=3

jonny
8th June 2018, 05:23
That's good news indeed. Thanks for flagging this up Paul.

Rgds

Jonny

SteveBrooking
8th June 2018, 08:10
Clearly got the same cover design...might be the same page design... Might this mean that Ross McNeill's Coastal Losses will be published as well?
Steve

paulmcmillan
12th June 2018, 23:15
Paul

It is currently at the printers and should be in stock shortly. This is a companion volume to the old Midland Publishing series which their successors decided not to publish. We have designed it to look pretty much identical to the earlier versions in the series.

Malcolm Fillmore

jonny
15th June 2018, 05:34
Malcolm,

Thanks for your efforts with this publication. Are there plans for any more books on a similar line?

Rgds

Jonny

paulmcmillan
15th June 2018, 06:52
Jonny

Sorry should have made clearer that was a reply I got when I asked Malcolm of Air Britain

From another message I got the assumption that if they had access to authored content they would consider publishing others in a similar vein but are not actively seeking it

As a small enthusiast publisher they look at each book in isolation to see how viable it is

Though I did here they sold a number of their very expensive DC-3 opius book back in the day to the manufacturer who used them as marketing material !

Paul

dennis_burke
15th June 2018, 09:24
Do these cover looses from the OTU's and maybe Ferry flights also?

jonny
15th June 2018, 16:36
Paul,

Acknowledged with thanks!

Rgds

Jonny

COL BRUGGY
15th June 2018, 16:50
hello,

For those of you who don't want/need Facebook, here is the item:

https://www.air-britain.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000003.pl?WD=losses&PN=BomberLosses-122%2ehtml#SID=17

A-B Join up - We need You!

Col.

paulmcmillan
15th June 2018, 19:11
Air Britain just released video of it coming off production line on Facebook !

Matt Poole
16th June 2018, 07:17
I just pulled Vol. I off of my shelf for a Liberator investigation the other day, and it is here to the left of my monitor as I type. I just emailed David Gunby afterward and lamented the fact that the publishing world had prevented Vol. II from seeing the light of day. Was I ever wrong! Really happy for David and Pelham Temple, and selfishly for myself, 'cuz I'm gonna have a copy in no time!

barnsley
16th June 2018, 09:56
Could you please tell me if these works cover losses over Hungary and Poland (the Warsaw relief flights from Italy)?

Errol Martyn
16th June 2018, 12:34
Could you please tell me if these works cover losses over Hungary and Poland (the Warsaw relief flights from Italy)?

Yes, Volume 2 (1943-1945) does.

Errol

Alex Smart
4th July 2018, 11:58
Hello,
I ordered a copy on 25th June and have not yet received it ?

I sent an email enquiry to AB but no reply.

I also phoned but a recorded message was that the office is maned on Mondays but only on other days "when required"?
When I tried to leave a message , got responce that "it is full".

My enquiry was : Have you despatched the book to me ?
If so then my next stop will be the Postal Service local offices .

Alex

paulmcmillan
4th July 2018, 14:36
Alex

I am a member of Air Britain but not involved. However, as it a volunteer led organisation it usually only operates its sales /despatch office one day a week

Unless they had a 'big job' on

I now the book is available as they had it on sale at North Weald last week

I ordered by copy today

I am sure the book will turn up

However their email enquiry sales @ usually does respond quicker unless the sales volunteer guy is on holiday (has happened to me).. Have you checked your spam

Paul

wwrsimon
4th July 2018, 15:07
Alex

Just ordered my copy today too. It does say on the website that they only send stuff out on a Monday.

Regards

Simon

colinpateman
5th July 2018, 23:14
Congratulations to those who made this additional book possible, my order also placed.
Thank you for posting.

Alex Smart
6th July 2018, 02:28
Hello,
Many thanks for replies,
I received a reply which explained that because of the 100year event the AB crew have been a little busy.
So not lost in the post as I was worried about.
Alex

wwrsimon
11th July 2018, 12:46
Alex

I got an e-mail on Monday letting me know it had been sent, and it arrived this morning.

Regards

Simon

colinpateman
11th July 2018, 14:46
My copy also through the door, great addition well done to the publishers.

paulmcmillan
11th July 2018, 22:49
Got mine today glad to see RAFCommands gets a mention

John Larder
8th November 2018, 15:16
Malcolm
Do you know why 38 Squadron doesn't appear in Volume 2

malcolm_raf
8th November 2018, 16:06
It was a general reconnaissance unit by then not bomber

Malcolm

COL BRUGGY
8th November 2018, 17:29
Malcolm
Do you know why 38 Squadron doesn't appear in Volume 2

Hello,

Read the explanation on page 7 of Vol.1:

With 38 Squadron, on the other hand , which converted one flight from bombing to an anti-shipping role between March and June 1942, we had a ready-made cut-off date 1st July, when the remaining bomber crews were posted to other squadrons, and 38 Squadron left 205 Group. This means of course, that a handful of 38 Squadron losses occurring on ant-shipping operations prior to that date are included, but attempting to decide whether to include on an ad hoc basis seemed too problematic. How, for instance, should a loss while mining be designated?

Col.

John Larder
12th November 2018, 11:40
Thank you and Col for you explanations

Jagan
26th October 2020, 21:08
Seems like Volume 2 can be found no where - except for the odd copy that turns up on Ebay. Volume 1 however is available for reasonable prices and in good numbers. Was the print run for Vol2 small?

Edit

https://www.facebook.com/airbritain/posts/2853868544669087

May4, 2020
Stock alert - we now have only one copy left of Bomber Losses v2 and 5 complete sets of the DC-1,DC-2,DC-3 3 volume histories.
Our MTQR has already sold over 75% of the print run and UKQR is over 50%.

PeteS
1st November 2020, 19:16
Please does anybody know if a reprint is planned, this 2nd volume seems to be as rare as hens teeth and currently needs a second mortgage to be able to bid for a copy.
thanks PeteS

SteveBrooking
2nd November 2020, 16:31
Pete

Have you contacted Air Britain to ask? There are postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers on their website.

Steve

PeteS
14th November 2020, 13:00
Thanks Steve
I'll try there
cheers Pete

PeteS
12th January 2021, 16:02
I have asked and am advised that there are no plans to reprint the Vol 2. That's a shame because I've now been outbid four or five times over 40 and most recently almost 50 which is crazy. I guess I'll just have to accept that I dont want a copy enough to pay the market rate LOL
PeteS

Jagan
12th January 2021, 16:09
In the era of Print-on-Demand, its a shame that they are not going that route.

Jagan
31st January 2021, 02:49
Air-Britain is considering the re-print


We are exploring the possibility of a limited reprint of this book. If we decide to proceed it will be announced on our Sales website, Facebook page and this Forum.
Thanks for your interest.
Nigel Dingley - Chair Publications Committee

So there is some hope of a reprint.