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Haynes Manual - RAF Tornado 1974 onwards (All marks and models) - Brand New Book

Haynes Manual - RAF Tornado 1974 onwards (All marks and models) - Brand New Book

RRP £21.99, brand new. Superb book. Written by Ian Black, an ex RAF pilot who actually flew this aircraft operationally. Hardback with156pp of well illustrated text. Slight shelf wear to covers. New.

A sumptuously illustrated book with great colour photographs, mainly taken by the author of operational aircraft and their maintenance.

The Tornado served Britain's Royal Air Force for almost fifty years from 1974 onwards. Given the size constraints placed upon the author to follow the Haynes format, only aircraft as operated by the RAF are covered. It probably touched a lot of our lives in someway. In my particular case it was the supply of key components for the Sky Shadow ECM pods.

UK postage only on this item please unless by prior email agreement on postage costs.

G145.2

Code: 62802

10.00 GBP


Haynes Manual - Great War RFC / RAF Sopwith Camel Bi-Plane Aeroplane 1916 - 1920 (F1 / 2F.1) - Brand New Book

Haynes Manual - Great War RFC / RAF Sopwith Camel Bi-Plane Aeroplane 1916 - 1920 (F1 / 2F.1) - Brand New Book

RRP £25.00, brand new. Superb book. Written by Jarrod Cotter, who has written a number of volumes on historic aircraft for Haynes. Hardback with156pp of well illustrated text. Slight shelf wear to covers. New.

A sumptuously illustrated book with great colour photographs of surviving aircraft and the restoration and construction down to the last bolt, plus good black and white images of the aircraft as built and operated in WW1.

The Sopwith Camel was Britain's first production fighter to feature twin synchronised machine guns. It was held in such high regard by those who flew it in the First World War that it has often been likened to having the same iconic status as the Spitfire gained in WW2.

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G145.1

Code: 62801

12.00 GBP


Haynes Manual - Great War Tank Mark IV - Brand New Book

Haynes Manual - Great War Tank Mark IV - Brand New Book

RRP £22.99, brand new. Would make an ideal Xmas present. Superb book, also a great section at the end on some of the surviving tanks. Written by David Fletcher MBE who was curator, librarian and historian at the Tank Museum for over 30 years. Hardback with159pp of well illustrated text. Slight shelf wear to covers. New.

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G72

Code: 62294

10.00 GBP


An original copy of the scarce Colne & Nelson Times War Album coving the first 14 months of WW1

An original copy of the scarce Colne & Nelson Times War Album coving the first 14 months of WW1

War Album 1914 & 1915 - 500 portraits and biographical sketches produced by the Colne & Nelson Times. Landscape format, staples rusted and thin card covers a bit tatty and mainly detached, but the rest of it is tight and clean with little evidence of the passing years. And wow, what a read!

Unsurprisingly men who served with Lancaster and Lancashire affiliated regiments are well represented, especially the territorials of the 5th East Lancashire Regiment who were at Gallipoli. There are a fair number to the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons), a surprising number to the Coldstream Guards, the Shropshire LI and a smattering of other regiments and corps, the Royal Navy and a couple to the dominion forces.

Interestingly, it covers those wounded, recovered and taken POW as well as killed or died as a result of enemy action, accident at sea or training in the UK. One of the themes covered in the book is a section of 13 obituaries with photos of the local St John's Ambulance Association men (including the only two sons of one family) who lost their lives in the course of the wreck of the Hospital Ship Rohilla off the coast of Whitby on the 30th October 1914. See the following article for fascinating read of an early WW1 casualty of the sea:

https://www.benjidog.co.uk/MiscShips/Rohilla.html::text=Rohilla%20was%20a%20British%20India,on%20board%20by%20several%20lifeboats.

There is a section of photos to five recipients of DCMs and casualties from the locality who were lost on the Lusitania, in fact the only two portraits of women fall into this latter category. I also loved the named group photos of the Church Lads Brigade who joined the CLB Battalion KRRC, Colne Ambulance Association men recently returned from their adventures in Antwerp, the public school boys who had joined the 20th PS Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers; many now noted as serving as officers in other units and finally the group photo of the Colne VTC members in mufti with a note stating they were not obliged to wear uniforms but would be issued with the GR armlets. 156pp of sheer joy for anyone with an interest in WW1, especially to the areas covered by the towns in the North East of Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Oh, and I enjoyed learning that a company of the 12th Lancers in Dublin joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers on learning about the heavy casualties in the Dardenelles.

Coxswain Smith of the Tynemouth Life Boat got his gallantry award (later converted to the George Cross) for the Rohilla incident. See my postcard of him at my item 55581 or read all about lifeboat gallantry in the enthrallingly detailed and entertaining Life Boat Gallantry Book by Barry Cox, my item 55590.

Comm AWCE

Code: 62800

75.00 GBP


Camouflage of Aircraft 1939-1942 Specialist Book by Owen Thetford, published 1946

Camouflage of Aircraft 1939-1942 Specialist Book by Owen Thetford, published 1946

Hard bound, some wear to covers and spine but a scarce little book with colour and black and white illustrations of RAF fighter, bomber, coastal command, Fleet Air Arm, French, Polish and Norway free air forces, Germany, Japan, USA, etc. aircraft markings. 108pp. Essential for both the historian and aircraft modeller.22.5cm by 15cm. It has a newspaper article pasted into the front cover (see photos).

Coll.

Code: 60299

25.00 GBP


The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood - When they are Gone they are Gone!

The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood - When they are Gone they are Gone!

Brand New, now being sold off as remainders. RRP to a UK address was £95 including postage - now £50 including UK postage. Please contact Simon at the following email address: sjp58@btinternet.com if you are interested in securing a copy.

"The Fifth Fusiliers" is an updated and enlarged version of the first edition published in 1988. This edition is also divided into two parts. The first part describes the origins and composition of the Regiment from its raising in Holland in 1674 until it was absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on St George's Day, 23rd April, 1968. As well as covering the regular Battalions and the Depot, this part gives details of the Regiment's other components, the militia, volunteer, territorial and war raised units. It also lists the Regiment's Battle Honours.

The second and largest part of the book describes the badges and various items of insignia known or thought to have been worn in the Regiment. These comprise some 750 pieces of which 550 are illustrated, mostly at full size and in colour, including items from the Imperial War Museum, and from the Regimental Museum in Alnwick.

With a Foreword by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, this is the most comprehensive coverage of the insignia of the Northumberland Fusiliers. It will serve as an example for other Regiments to follow.

I can personally recommend this book. As the proud owner of the 1st Edition, which Denis kindly signed for me way back when in 1988, I was completely blown away by the 2nd Edition: large format, hard bound, running to over 200 pages and splendidly presented in its dust jacket of gosling green, the facing colour used by the Fifth throughout much of its life. It is in my view such an extensive revision it is really a new book. No self respecting Northumberland Fusilier collector can afford to be without it - numbers are limited so get your copy now - The Quartermaster.

( ISBN 978-0-9513285-2-1 )

Code: 62726

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Langridge Dress Distinctions of the VIII 8th Royal Irish Hussars - Privately Bound

Langridge Dress Distinctions of the VIII 8th Royal Irish Hussars - Privately Bound

Landscape format, privately bound in hard red covers (usually found in soft back format), frontis with library sticker of owner, "Ex Libris R.G. Hollies-Smith". It is in great condition with no tears, annotations or damage other than a few small marks to cover. Dated 1959 and deals with the insignia worn at the time of its amalgamation in 1958. This is a scarce one to find in any event, but really useful in this hardback format for gracing your library shelf. The exquisitely drawn illustrations in this series are all actual size of the smaller items illustrated such as the badges etc. Just some of these wonderful pages photographed here. A feast and of Irish interest.

Published by Langridge's Military Publications in 1959, Cambridge.

G74(1)

Code: 62382

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The Militia Artillery, 1859-1908 by Norman Litchfield

The Militia Artillery, 1859-1908 by Norman Litchfield

Large format hardback book, published 1987. Dust jacket showing slight wear, a supurb reference book to the units dress and insignia of the Militia Artillery. 157pages of fascinating information, giving generic information on general pattern badges, then organised by county. Companion volume to the 'Volunteer Artillery', which is also available on this site (now sold).

Will only post to a UK mainland address unless previsously agreed by prior email to reflect postage charges.

Please note these are stock photos. The condition of the reverse of the dustjacket cover is marginally better on this copy than the one depicted.

Coll.

Code: 51495

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Crown Imperial Military Magazine Complete Set for 1993 - Four issues

Crown Imperial Military Magazine Complete Set for 1993 - Four issues


No 70 - 73 inclusive including the society's twentieth anniversary issue. A real blast from the past and includes informative articles and book reviews that will help you wile away your lockdown blues. All in good condition with no tears, missing pages, annotations or cut outs.

Some really interesting articles on badges, medals, and units, too many to list, but my favourites across the four issues were:

'A Real Life African Queen' - Story of the expedition led by Commander Spicer-Simon R.N.
Engineer Units of the Empire & Commonwealth
Commonwealth 'Animal' Badges
Kings African Rifles to 1914
The Defence of British Somaliland 1940
The Battle of Britain Bullet
Service Police Auxiliaries
Armoured Cars - Some Insignia
Fort Siloso (Singapore)

Generally lots of tit bits and chat on our hobby.

G73

Code: 62384

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Langridge Dress Distinctions of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Privately Bound

Langridge Dress Distinctions of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Privately Bound

Landscape format, privately bound in hard red covers (usually found in soft back format), frontis with library sticker of owner, "Ex Libris R.G. Hollies-Smith". It is in great condition with no tears, annotations or damage other than a few minor marks to cover. Dated 1959. This is a scarce one to find in any event, but really useful in this hardback format for gracing your library shelf. The exquisitely drawn illustrations in this series are all actual size of the smaller items illustrated such as the badges etc. Just some of these wonderful pages photographed here. A feast and of Irish interest.

Published by Langridge's Military Publications in 1959, Cambridge.

G74(1)

Code: 62383

SOLD