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The summer edition of the journal (46/2) is at the printers, so will start to land on UK members' mats by the end of June. It's our usual wide range of fascinating articles on a wide range of WW1 aviation subjects - another one not to be missed!

If you haven't yet renewed, you won't have received 46/1 or this excellent journal. Don't miss out: renew now for 2015! A few regulars still haven't yet renewed for 2014 - could you be one? It's never too late - why not renew now for 2014 and 2015! Don't forget as well, that there's a full set of back issues available via PDF, or in print for those we still have stock. If you're not sure which issue you need, check out the index.

It's been twenty years since Trevor Henshaw's remarkable book, The Sky Their  Battlefield, was released. Now we have The Sky Their Battlefield II which has had all its original content thoroughly updated and expanded, revealing the stories of almost 17,000 WW1 air personnel. You can find out more about the book on Trevor's site: www.theskytheirbattlefield2.com or just buy it on this site in either softback or hardback editions. Available now from Cross & Cockade International!

The latest quarterly copy of our increasingly popular eNewsletter Wind in the Wires, issue 13, went out on 17th May Subscribe here free to receive future issues, and/or email me if you'd like to be sent the back numbers. Nearly 1,000 people have so far subscribed. It's free - so why not see what you;re missing? PLEASE NOTE that if you've subscribed but haven't received your issue, you'd do well to check your spam filter(s)!

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"Alkali Ike"; the life of Lt AH Jones, 147 USAS: by Alan Roesler
"Wakey, Wakey!"; the truth about Billy Cotton?: by Duncan Curtis
Atlas of German and Foreign Seaplanes: Fokker-Junkers seaplanes; by Paul Leaman
The RFC with the BEF, April 1915: by Mick Davis
Brothers of the Air; three Sisley boys in the RFC; by David Fuller
The Porte Baby: by Colin Owers
The Jack Bruce Collection at the RAFM: Julian Hale
Logbook: Moranes in RFC Service part seven; Mick Davis & Trevor Henshaw
Gazetteer of Flying Sites part 22: Yar - Yeo; by Mick Davis & Bill Morgan

This journal also includes two A2 Ordnance Survey maps, marked up with the location of sites of WW1 aviation interest in Ireland. There's two more maps to complete the series in the next issue, which will then have covered the whole of the UK and Ireland.

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

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