Royal Flying Corps Kitbag – Mark Hillier

Review by Adrian Roberts. Mark Hillier is an established aviation historian and Stearman pilot who has written The RAF Battle of Britain Pilot’s Kitbag and a companion volume on Luftwaffe pilots’ equipment. These gave an insight into the lives of these men that complemented the accounts of their operations and their aircraft. Now he has... Continue Reading →

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder – Andrew White

Review by Adrian Roberts. Second Lieutenant William John ‘Jack’ Lidsey and his pilot, Flight Sergeant Sidney Quicke, were the 29th victims of Manfred von Richthofen, on 22 March 1917. Author Andrew White, an established historian and ex-RAF officer, went to the same school as Lidsey, Magdalen College School, Brackley, Oxfordshire, and noticed Jack’s memorial cross... Continue Reading →

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