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16th Aug 2022, 07:55
Replies: 41
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Posted By Steve Bond

All I have left to say is that the ladies of the...

All I have left to say is that the ladies of the Fleet Air Arm accepted the title for that "boys" series of books and readily contributed. Given that MoD RAF Media have refused permission for me to...
14th Aug 2022, 16:28
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

So far, not a single female Hercules crew member...

So far, not a single female Hercules crew member or engineer has come forward to offer their stories. If any read this please get in touch, it is vital to tell your side of the story too!
19th Jul 2022, 08:13
Replies: 31
Views: 9,798
Posted By Steve Bond

The first batch of 16 T.1 two-seaters were...

The first batch of 16 T.1 two-seaters were binned, but six T.3s were added later and remain in service.
15th Jul 2022, 08:42
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Still looking for more people to contribute your...

Still looking for more people to contribute your stories please, there must be lots of you out there.
14th Jul 2022, 12:24
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Some of you may be wondering what has happened to...

Some of you may be wondering what has happened to 'Hercules Boys'. After waiting six months for MoD RAF Media to make a decision, they have refused to permit access to those serving personnel who...
30th Jun 2022, 14:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,130
Posted By Steve Bond

Great job, and very well done. I have to mention...

Great job, and very well done. I have to mention that it is such a shame he has painted a Hawker Hart serial on it.
2nd Jun 2022, 09:30
Replies: 455
Views: 197,515
Posted By Steve Bond

RAF Bovingdon

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A 115 Sqn Varsity visiting from...
14th Feb 2022, 17:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By Steve Bond

Best of luck with it Charlotte, I am sure it will...

Best of luck with it Charlotte, I am sure it will do well. 'Vampire Boys' was the next title for me until I got diverted into 'Fleet Air Arm Boys'.
19th Dec 2021, 11:09
Replies: 28
Views: 7,165
Posted By Steve Bond

The Sri Lankan one is a Balliol, not a Sea...

The Sri Lankan one is a Balliol, not a Sea Balliol.
12th Nov 2021, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By Steve Bond

Oh that's such a shame. Thanks for letting me...

Oh that's such a shame. Thanks for letting me know.,
12th Nov 2021, 13:37
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By Steve Bond

Dave Drinkwater

Seeking contact with Dave Drinkwater, one time Halton Brat later Air Engineer on Beverley, Hercules and Belfast. Anyone out there know him please?
4th Nov 2021, 10:53
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Thanks Senior Pilot and yes, of course, dits...

Thanks Senior Pilot and yes, of course, dits should be posted here too.
3rd Nov 2021, 17:09
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Last word if I may, and can we please then move...

Last word if I may, and can we please then move on from this? It is notable that not one of the many WRNS contributors to 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' complained about the title; indeed, one of them said "we...
3rd Nov 2021, 08:57
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Can't change the title as I said - publisher's...

Can't change the title as I said - publisher's right. It is a long-running, well respected series and many collectors go for each new book to have the full set. However, sub-title will say "True...
31st Oct 2021, 16:06
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Nice story Ken, thanks.

Nice story Ken, thanks.
28th Oct 2021, 12:15
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Many thanks for that. As I said in my preamble,...

Many thanks for that. As I said in my preamble, the book will most certainly include the ladies! The 'Boys' title is a long established series and the publisher is loath to change it.
28th Oct 2021, 11:21
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By Steve Bond

Hercules Boys

Some of you may be aware that a 'Hercules Boys' book was planned by Grub Street in 2019 and that for various reasons it was never finished. Grub Street still really want to do the book and I have...
17th Apr 2021, 14:37
Replies: 8
Views: 3,374
Posted By Steve Bond

Hope you got my messages, including one with the...

Hope you got my messages, including one with the correct email address!
9th Apr 2021, 08:02
Replies: 8
Views: 3,374
Posted By Steve Bond

Many thanks matelo99 and chinook240, I will send...

Many thanks matelo99 and chinook240, I will send you a message.
7th Apr 2021, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 3,374
Posted By Steve Bond

Well I have already had superb support from...

Well I have already had superb support from currently serving personnel from both the fixed and rotary wing communities, as there is a well-established method for clearing information for publication.
7th Apr 2021, 09:52
Replies: 8
Views: 3,374
Posted By Steve Bond

Clearly the answer is 'no'. Never mind, thanks...

Clearly the answer is 'no'. Never mind, thanks for looking in anyway.
3rd Apr 2021, 09:09
Replies: 8
Views: 3,374
Posted By Steve Bond

Merlin and Wildcat air and ground crew

Any Merlin and Wildcat air and ground crew on here? Your stories are urgently needed for 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' Volume 3 please.
28th Mar 2021, 11:31
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Yes, quite a few Crabs have contributed. Being ex...

Yes, quite a few Crabs have contributed. Being ex RAF myself.....
28th Mar 2021, 11:30
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Those are just a sample, every fixed-wing type is...

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.
24th Mar 2021, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Vampire and Venom Boys? Sadly, very few people...

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...
23rd Mar 2021, 13:05
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
23rd Mar 2021, 10:27
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Just to let you know that Volume 2 is coming in...

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.
9th Oct 2020, 10:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

Thanks chaps, sales are excellent so far.

Thanks chaps, sales are excellent so far.
8th Oct 2020, 13:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,672
Posted By Steve Bond

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.
8th Oct 2020, 11:02
Replies: 10
Views: 3,032
Posted By Steve Bond

After two and a half years of hard graft...

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.
10th Sep 2020, 17:28
Replies: 58
Views: 27,225
Posted By Steve Bond

Very wide of the mark Etudiant .

Very wide of the mark Etudiant
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14th Jun 2020, 09:40
Replies: 15
Views: 4,849
Posted By Steve Bond

Thanks for all that background friendlypelican 2

Thanks for all that background friendlypelican 2
13th Jun 2020, 15:49
Replies: 15
Views: 4,849
Posted By Steve Bond

Correct, it was 36

Correct, it was 36
12th Jun 2020, 09:41
Replies: 15
Views: 4,849
Posted By Steve Bond

Many thanks Delboy, that is excellent extra...

Many thanks Delboy, that is excellent extra information. Do you know Jim's surname?
7th Jun 2020, 11:29
Replies: 15
Views: 4,849
Posted By Steve Bond

Yes I heard something like that. I took a photo...

Yes I heard something like that. I took a photo of it four days after the event when it was being dismantled.
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