IWM Duxford – Oswald Boelcke, Harrier Boys 2, A History of the Mediterranean Air War Volume III Launch.

A bumper weekend for all Grub Street Military Aviation Fans! Not only did we pre-launch Oswald Boelcke at the Shuttleworth Collection last weekend, we’re now fully launching THREE brand new books this weekend at IWM Duxford during their Flying Legends Weekend.

HarrierBoys2_webHarrier Boys 2 

Harrier Boys 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to Bob Marston’s successful Harrier Boys last year. As with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.

Attending the launch this weekend will be a number of Harrier Veterans and author Bob Marston. Signed and multi-signed copies are available here.


Bob Marston (also flew Hunter, Hawk, Jaguar), Gerry Humphreys (also a light aircraft display pilot, with own RV7),  Andy Sephton (also flew a Jaguar, a test pilot and now a classic aircraft pilot with Shuttleworth collection) Mark Leakey (also flew F16 with USAF) and Jim Arkell (also flew F18 with USN)


Bob Marston, Bernie Scott ( also flew Gnat and Hawk with Red Arrows, F16 with RNlAF and as a test pilot), Simon Turner (also flew AV8B with USMC), Mike Harwood and Jonathan Baynton(now commercial BA pilot).


A History of the Mediterranean Air War Volume III 

We’re thrilled to be able to say that the newest volume in the ever-popular series is available to buy as of tomorrow! It’s been a real labour of love, and is a fantastic body of work for all World War 2 enthusiasts. Authors Chris Shores & Giovanni Massimello will be at Duxford all weekend signing copies, so please do come along.

Signed copies are available to purchase here, and volumes 1 & 2 here.


Oswald Boel9781910690239cke 

In this definitive biography RG Head explores why Oswald Boelcke deserves consideration as the most important fighter pilot of the 20th century and beyond; but also for setting the standard in military aviation flying.

Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare.

RG Head will be attending Duxford on Saturday morning and all day Sunday, and will be signing copies. Copies can be ordered here.

Have a great weekend! If anyone takes any photos of the signings, stands, books or day…please do send them to us! Either at post@grubsreet.co.uk or on our twitter page grub_street and we’ll share our favourites! #IWMDuxford #AirshowSeason #AvGeek

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