Tag Archives: Spitfire

Stuart Hadaway: The British Airman of the Second World War

The British Airman of the Second World War …is the title of a new book released by the Shire Library written by Stuart Hadaway formerly of the RAF Museum & now working for the Air Historical Branch of the RAF. I first met Stuart whilst he was at the museum & he was very helpful […]

Manchester Military History Society

This evening (9th April 2013) I’ve been invited to deliver the monthly lecture to the Manchester Military History Society & so I’ll be sharing the “story so far” and my plans for the future. This is the third time I’ve had the opportunity and each time, I’ve been able to add more to the picture. As […]

Men in the Shed at Manchester Military History Society

Each month the Manchester Military History Society has a speaker on a military related subject followed by a discussion around that subject or related topics. On Tuesday 9th April (if you can make it!), I’ll be delivering the lecture for the Society focusing on “the story so far…” In 2004, Colin Foster began an investigation […]

A “new” Spitfire from John Harder’s old squadron

One of the people who’s added so much to the story of Flt Lt John Harder has been his “co-conspirator” & joint member of the wartime “John & Tony mutual appreciation society”: Flt Lt Tony Cooper. I’ve met Tony on 3 occasions, since being introduced to him by email, at his home in Lowestoft and […]

Day2: 1st June

Friday saw us heading round & into Kent, initially heading for Herne Bay followed by Reculver, RAF Manston & Plucks Gutter (honest!) before ending up in Canterbury for the evening. We’d decided not to eat at the hotel & instead, once round the south of London on the M25, headed off the motorway in search […]

Normandy June 2012 trip summary

I actually started this in the Eurotunnel terminus waiting for our train (must be a song in there, somewhere), as the plan was, rather than in previous years when I’ve waited until after the trip to do any updates, this time to try to do daily updates. However, as any military historian will tell you: No plan […]