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 The Cross and Cockade 2020 AGM will be on 18th April at 10.00 at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

Jeff Jefford will be giving the Paul Leaman lecture on:  ACCIDENTS - Investigation, Institutions and Attitudes, 1910-18.


The most recently updated entries on our news and up-coming events section (bottom of this page) are:

The updated Index to Volumes 1 to 50 of the Journal, compiled by Derek Riley has been added - see under Useful Stuff, below.  

"Jewish Flyers in the World War" - the latest book to be published by CCI, a reprint and update of a book published in Germany in 1924; and

Western Front Association - Spring 2020 Meetings - see under Upcoming Events below

York Branch Cross and Cockade meetings for 2020 - see under Upcoming Events below: 



Our quarterly journal is at the heart of the Society: 

Volume 50/4, Winter 2019, is now available  - so all members should have your copy by now.

2020 Subscriptions are available .

Our 2020 Calendar  is now available - Click here to buy one. 


Issue 31 of our popular free email newsletter Wind in the Wires compiled by David Marks, went out in November, containing all the latest events and news relating to our fascinating subject. Subscribe here to receive future issues. Back numbers are available in the link below, under "Useful Stuff". We've over 1,200 subscribers - and 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)!

Another batch of pre-loved WW1 aviation books will soon be available on the web shop - all at very reasonable prices. Watch this space!

We have an activeFacebook page, cared for by Adrian Roberts; plus a twitter account@crosscockade which is also growing in popularity!


Current Journal, Vol 50/4:

 Articles in this issue:

 Morane Maverick: Arthur Walwyn 3 Sqdn RFC: Stewart Taylor

James McCudden VC: His Last Flight: Alex Revell 

Communication and Aircraft: The British Military Experience prior to WW1: Mike Meech

John Todd MC DFC, Scottish Camel Ace: Norman Franks

Patrick Alva O'Brien MC, 66 Sqdn RFC: Gone But Not Forgotten: John Grech 

BE2a 272: Lost Without Trace: Paul Hare 

26 Sqdn RFC in East Africa Part 3: Mike O'Connor and Ray Vann 

SE5a F904: A Short History: John Benjamin 

RFC Monthly Safety Report, December 1917 

Obituaries: Fred Sowrey and Chas Schaedel 

........And as always there is the Editorial by Mike Davis 


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