From: Fighting High Ltd
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 5:52 AM
Subject: Fighting High News June 2011
To: Fighting High Ltd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bomber Command Veteran Signing Event
RAF Waddington International Airshow - Saturday 2nd July 2011
The Aviation Bookshop will be hosting a Fighting High book signing event at the RAF Waddington airshow on Saturday 2nd July. The following veterans have confirmed their attendance.
Warrant Officer Harry Irons DFC - 9 and 158 Squadron Lancaster and Halifax air gunner - 60 operations
Warrant Officer Jack Linaker - 9 Squadron Lancaster air gunner - 18 operations
Warrant Officer Ken Johnson - 9 Squadron Lancaster air gunner - 44 operations
Warrant Officer Colin Cole - 617 Squadron Lancaster wireless operator who flew on the final and successful operation against the Tirpitz on 12 November 1944
(I'm sure there will, once more, be a lively debate about who actually sunk the Tirpitz)
We will also be joined by author Laurence Green who will be signing copies of Great War to Great Escape, the story of air gunner and prisoner of war Great Escaper Bernard 'Pop' Green.
Many of our books will be greatly reduced in price at this event in order to promote on the day donations to the Bomber Command Memorial Fund.
Great War to Great Escape Special Edition and Review
Great War to Great Escape Review - Model Aircraft magazine – June
'When you start to read this I think you will find in hard to put down.' '… this is the real story, not the Hollywood version.'
It is still possible to buy special editions of Great War to Great Escape, which include a Fighting High bookplate signed by 11 Bomber Command veterans who were either POWs or air gunners, or both (as per the subject of the book) - see http://www.fightinghigh.com/greatescapespecialedition.htm
In addition we have a few copies signed by two Bomber Command veterans. These are available at no extra cost (i.e £17.99).
Flight Sergeant Doug Fry (air gunner and prisoner of war). Doug, served as an air gunner in a No. 15 Squadron Stirling, and was shot down on the night of 30/31 July 1943. Doug, who was injured, was captured and saw out the war as a POW at StalagLuft's IV and VI.
Warrant Officer Harry Irons DFC (air gunner). Harry completed the extraordinary total of 60 bombing operations with RAF Bomber Command; with No. 9 Squadron on Lancasters and then on No. 158 Squadron on Halifaxes.
Portraits of the Few Special Edition and Review
'… it felt that I was looking at real people, not just names in a book …' 'If this period interests you at all, then you will want this volume.'
Flt/Lt William Green 501 Sqn.
Sqn/Ldr William Walker 616 Sqn
Wg/Cdr Peter Ayerst 73 Sqn
Wg/Cdr Bob Foster 605 Sqn
Sqn/Ldr Geoffrey Wellum 92 Sqn
Sqn/Ldr Tony Pickering 501 Sqn
Wg/Cdr Tom Neil 249 Sqn
Sqn/Ldr Nigel Rose 602 Sqn
Chris Yeoman - author
David Pritchard – illustrator
See http://www.fightinghigh.com/FHPublisherBuyBooksPage.htm for more details.
We do also have some copies signed by author Chris Yeoman and illustrator David Pritchard (at the normal price of £21.99)
Bomber Command: Failed to Return
Bomber Command: Failed to Return is now at the printers – and, if we may say so ourselves, looking great. Discussions are ongoing with regard some kind of launch event – watch this space.
Other Signed Books Available
Five of the Few - survivors of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz tell their story (published by Grub Street) signed by one of the five, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, and author Steve Darlow (£20)
On Wings of Fortune with a bookplate signed by authors Wing Commander Richard Pinkham DFC and Steve Darlow (£17.99)
Fighting High Volume 1 with a bookplate signed by three featured veterans and a further 18 veterans signatures in the book. (£60)
Fighting High Volume 2 with a bookplate signed by three featured veterans and a further 9 veterans signatures in the book. (£40)
Five of the Many - survivors of the Bomber Command offensive for the Battle of Britain to victory tell their story (published by Grub Street) signed by author Steve Darlow and one of the featured five, Flight Lieutenant Harry Hughes, DFC, DFM, AE (£20)
Five of the Many (published by Grub Street) signed by author Steve Darlow, one of the featured five, Flight Lieutenant Harry Hughes, DFC, DFM, AE, and by Flight Lieutenant Ted Stocker DSO DFC and a further 9 Bomber Command veterans (£35)
Sledgehammers for Tintacks - Bomber Command combats the V1 menace (published by Grub Street) signed by author Steve Darlow and a further 9 Bomber Command veterans (£25)
Please contact us for details and to check availability.
With our best regards
Out Now: Great War to Great Escape - the thrilling story of Great Escaper F/Lt Bernard Green MC
The Battle of Britain - Portraits of the Few
Coming soon: Bomber Command: Failed to Return
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