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Old 8th Oct 2020, 13:20
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Fleet Air Arm Boys

After two and a half years of hard graft interviewing and getting contributions from 215 former and present FAA people, volume 1 of 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' was published yesterday.
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Thanks SB. Mine's on order.
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After two and a half years of hard graft interviewing and getting contributions from 215 former and present FAA people, volume 1 of 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' was published yesterday.
Excellent. I'm looking forward to reading it, Steve.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 10:06
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Thanks chaps, sales are excellent so far.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 10:27
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Just to let you know that Volume 2 is coming in July with, Covid permitting, a major launch event in the Fleet Air Arm Museum on the 17th.
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Can’t wait to get a copy. Loved ‘Meteor boys’-prob because my Dad is in it!
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 13:05
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Thanks for that.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 06:33
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What happened to Vampire and Venom boys?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 07:12
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Hearty congrats on getting the book to print and may it sell well and be equally well received.

I write books for a hobby and am fortunate to have the same man who dealt with book one as has just done No: 13. A professional relationship which has proved most successful. We have only met on three occasions in 26 years but I have been very lucky when I learn of some people's experience with the publishing trade.

I shall send my ten shillings to the printer and look forward to reading it.

I hope there will be no unseemly spat about whether it's the Fleet Air Arm of the the RN or the RAF!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 16:17
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Will have to get that one Steve. Add it to the collecttion. Roll on two months time with Dave Gledhill's addition to the series is published, and I get my free copy for the chapter I threw in.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 17:23
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Vampire and Venom Boys? Sadly, very few people came forward to offer their stories. The idea was very quickly overtaken by FAA sea Venom chaps who then said "You can't stop there, what about the Sea Vixen, Sea Hawk, Buccaneer....?"
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Old 27th Mar 2021, 17:20
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Sea Vixen, Sea Hawk, Buccaneer, Steve ? Did someone say Scimitar ??
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Old 27th Mar 2021, 17:38
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I hope that it is balanced - with the views of Crabs what have flown off Boats........
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Old 27th Mar 2021, 17:46
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Is it going to be available on Kindle?
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:30
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Those are just a sample, every fixed-wing type is in either Vol.1 or Vol.2 - often in both, and yes of course that includes the Scimitar.
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Yes, quite a few Crabs have contributed. Being ex RAF myself.....
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