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Bases of Bomber Command - Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman.

Published by After The Battle, 360 pages, over 830 illustrations, size 12" x 8 ½ ". ISBN 1 870067 35 5. Price £44.95

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Strong Foundations – Driffield’s Aerodrome from 1917 to 2000 by Geoff Simmons and Barry Abraham.  Published by Hutton Press Ltd, 130 Canada Drive, Cherry Burton, BEVERLEY, East Yorkshire HU17 7SB. Softback, A4 size, 194 pages, 140 photographs, ISBN 1 902709-13-6. £11.50 from bookshops or direct from the publisher, (quote ARGweb) carriage-free. (quote ARGweb) carriage-free. Private Jet Charter Specialist

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Barnes Wallis’ Bombs Tallboy, Dambuster & Grand Slam by Stephen Flower

Hardback  235 x 156 mm  416pp 60 illustrations Tempus  £25 ISBN 0 7524 2987 6

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BOAC An Illustrated History by Charles Woodley. Published by Tempus at £19.99 ISBN 0-7524-3161-7. Size similar to others under branding “Tempus Revealing History” 222 pages.  Well  illustrated more than 50 photographs.

 

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Liverpool Airport An Illustrated History by Phil Butler. Soft-back published by Tempus with larger format 9 ¾  x 6 ¾ with 160 pages and colour section, price £16.99.  ISBN 0 7524  3168 4  

 

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Sun, Sand & Silver Wings. The Story of Aviation on the Southport and South West Lancashire Coast from 1910 to 2014by John Mulliner.   Soft cover 75 pages  6 inches by 8 ¼ inches £9.99 ISBN 1-872839-09-06. Designed and typeset by GDP: Marketing & Communications, Space Solutions Business Centre, Sefton Lane , Maghull   L31 8BX  

 

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Wings Over Wiltshire by Rod Priddle.  Published by ALD Design & Print.  ISBN: 1-901-587-34-7.  A4 format 396 pages.  Price: £44.95 (+ P&P).  To order telephone 0114 267 9402 or send email a.lofthouse@btinternet.com

 

We are always on the look out for good airfield/aircraft books to publish.  If you need a publisher for your book you should contact ALD Design & Print.  Phone: 0114 267 9402 or Email a.lofthouse@btinternet.com

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In Wiltshire’s Skies by Colin Cruddas. Published by Tempus in the familiar format, 128 pages and priced at a modest £12.99. ISBN 0-7524-3215-4.

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Bircham Newton - A Norfolk Airfield in War and Peace by Peter B. Gunn. Privately published, approx 247 pages of printed matter, many black and white photographs, illustrations and plans, softback 5 ¾ in x 8 ¼ in. Detailed appendices. ISBN 0-9542770-0-7.  Available from the author at £12.95 per copy plus £1.20 (UK), £2.00 (Europe) and £3.00 (beyond Europe). Address is Peter B. Gunn, Seafields, Brancaster Road, DOCKING, Norfolk PE31 8NB.  

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AIRFIELD FOCUS No. 42   Prestwick  by Peter Berry.

Published by GMS Enterprises of 67 Pyhill, Bretton, PETERBOROUGH, PE3 8QQ in their well-known series. ISBN 1 870384 85 7 Price £4.95, available by subscription.

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AIRFIELD FOCUS No. 52 Donibristle by Malcolm Fife. 
Published by GMS Enterprises in the usual format and style at £4.95.  ISBN 1 870384 97 0

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Crail & Dunino an Airfield Focus Special by Malcolm Fife. Spiral bound A4 format running to 88 pages, black & white photographs but colour photographs on cover. GMS Enterprises, price £9.99. ISBN 1 904514 13 8.

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In Dorset’s Skies by Colin Cruddas

Published by Tempus Publishing, usual Tempus format 128 pages and over 200 photographs.  ISBN 0 7524 1734 7. £9.99 and available from most good booksellers.  

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Coastal Command 1939-45 Photographs from the Imperial War Museum by Ian Carter.  Hardback 160 pp   254mm x 203mm. Published by Ian Allan at £19.99.   ISBN  0  7110 30189
 

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Cold War - Building for Nuclear Confrontation 1946-1989 by Wayne D Cocroft and Roger J C Thomas Edited by P S Barnwell.  Published by English Heritage at £24.99   ISBN  1873592 698 
 

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Observations from the Tower - Memoirs of an Air Traffic Controller by John Kilburn. The book can be purchased online as well as direct from the publisher Woodfield Publishing, Babshaw Lane, BOGNOR REGIS, West Sussex PO21 5EL, for £9.95 + £1.50 p & p. ISBN 1 - 903953 - 43 -X   

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Cardiff Airfields by Ivor Jones. Soft back 128 pages 9 ¼ in by 6 in photographs and illustrations on most pages £12.99 ISBN 1-899750-12-6

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Marshall of Cambridge by Stephen Skinner. Tempus in the usual format, colour photographs front and back covers and nearly 200 good quality Black & White photographs at £12.99. ISBN 0 7524 3125 0.

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Angry Skies Across the Vale by Brian Kedward. (RAF Honeybourne and Long Marston) Hardback 6 in. x 8 ½ in., 404 pages, 220 photographs and appendices. Bookshop price is £28.00 plus P &P but if members contact him direct (Shearwater, 111 Badsey Lane, Evesham, Worcs WR11 3EY telephone 01386 45476) they will receive a 20% discount off the selling price. The P & P cost from him is £3.25 so it is worth getting in touch! ISBN 0.9527002.0.4

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Elstree Aerodrome - The Past in Pictures by Richard Riding and Grant Peerless.  Sutton Publishing, 192 pages 10 ¼ in by 7 ¾ in with about 250 black & white photographs. £14.99 ISBN 0 7509 3412 3

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Maylands Aerodrome 1928-1940.  The story of a small independent airfield by Anthony K Philpot.  Ian Henry Publications Ltd.  Price £7.95p.  ISBN 0-86025-535-2

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Manchester Airport - Ringway Remembered by Barry Abraham and Les Jones  has just been reprinted.  Published by Tempus and the ISBN is 0 7524 2109 3

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British Built Aircraft Volume 4 Central & Eastern England by Ron Smith. Published by Tempus at £19.99 ISBN 0-7524-3162-5. Size similar to previous volumes approximately same number of pages, attractive full colour cover and under branding “Tempus Revealing History”.  Profusely illustrated.

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