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Welcome to Cross & Cockade International!

The second journal for 2016 (47/2) left the printers in June. A small percentage of people are still subscribing surface mail from overseas - everyone else outside the UK should have received their copies by now, IF you've subscribed airmail. Please note that the difference in cost between surface and airmail is small - £2 or $3 - but the difference in speed and reliability of delivery is significant!

Our new book, Lawrence of Arabia & Middle East Air Power was launched 23rd April at our AGM. If you've any interest in "El Lawrence" and how air power was used East of Suez in WW1 this is a "must have" book. You can buy it here.

Our 2017 Calendar is available and you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1WPyXXg

Issue 17 of our acclaimed free email newsletter Wind in the Wires went out on 28th May. Subscribe here to receive future issues, and/or email me if you'd like to be sent the back numbers. We've now well over 1,100 subscribers. It's free - so why not see what you're missing? PLEASE NOTE that if you think you've subscribed, but haven't received your issue, you'd do well to check your spam filter(s)!

The new, completely re-written, version of The Sky Their Battlefield (Mark II) has had all the original content thoroughly updated and expanded, revealing the stories of almost 17,000 WW1 air personnel. You can find out more about this indescribably useful book on Trevor Henshaw's site: www.theskytheirbattlefield2.com - or just buy (or, if your birthday's coming up soon, point your relatives towards) it on this site in softback or hardback editions.

We have an active Facebook page, cared for by Adrian Roberts; plus an increasingly popular twitter account @crosscockade which is also climbing in popularity!

47/2 front cover 47/2 rear cover

Markings Worn by Contact Patrol Aircraft: by Mike Meech

The First Great Escape; via Malcolm Barrass

Atlas of German and Foreign Seaplanes - Grigorovich: by Paul Leaman

Spit & Polish 78 Sqn Style

The BE2 Series in Australia: by Colin Owers

The Galloping 3rd Balloon Company AEF in WW1: by Lorne Bohn

The RFC with the BEF: December 1915: by Mick Davis

"A Little Bit of Heaven, a Little Bit Of Hell": by Stewart Taylor

The Royal Aircraft Factory and the Press: by Paul Hare


Plus we have all the usual departments - Editorial, Fabric, Recce, Bookshelf et al

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