Author Archives: georgia

The Flying Fox

Issue Number: 5196

A damp, soggy sandbank is not the ideal runway, but Pilot Officer Mike Hickling was using one as he battled to coax his Gladiator into the air. And, to make matters worse, a mate of his was lying flat on the wing, holding on like grim death. All this with a German launch slamming over […]

Spitfires of the Sea

Issue Number: 5195

Fast and agile, the Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy were feared in the seas around Britain. Determined to defend the coast, their ferocity under pressure caused them to be dubbed ‘Spitfires of the Sea.’ But that meant nothing to young Able Seaman John Dawes. He longed to be posted to a mighty destroyer […]

Grant’s Grudge

Issue Number: 5194

Commando Sergeant Doug Grant had his reasons for thinking that “the only good German was a dead German” — and a certain ruthless SS officer only convinced him further that he was right. But as Doug fought on through the hard campaign in Italy, he began to realise that he was going to have to […]

Cold Steel

Issue Number: 5193

A coward and a bully, Colonel Jules Lussier seemed determined to break his own men in his quest for self gain. Privates Clement, Albert, and Denis of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armee would not only need to fight the enemy to make it through the war, but also endure relentless attacks and betrayal from their own […]

Soldier from Space

Issue Number: 5192

“Missing, presumed dead” – that’s all it said on the record of Private Jack Robertson, a young soldier who just vanished off the face of the earth one day in 1940. His CO, Lieutenant Mike Johnson knew what had really happened, but he dared not tell the truth. After all, who’d believe him if he […]

Viking Phantom

Issue Number: 5191

Warrant Officer Rex Leigh was shivering, cold, and huddled in the ancient husk of a Scottish broch. There was something out there in the gloom of the lonely island wilderness, but Rex did not dare look. He shut his eyes as a faint eerie glow appeared at the window. He did not dare look… he […]

Jinx Raid

Issue Number: 5190

One by one the Heinkel bombers of the Luftwaffe lifted into the air from their French airfield, heavily laden with bombs, setting a course to blitz London. And across the Channel, the defenders waited – radar teams, air crews, anti-aircraft gunners, rescue workers. They knew these bombers could hit hard, but they were determined that […]

Flight Into Darkness

Issue Number: 5189

In the black night sky above the barren Iraqi desert, Flight Lieutenant Anthony Davenport had a choice to make as the surface-to-air missile closed in on his Chinook helicopter. He couldn’t avoid the hit, but he could choose where it struck: his side, or his co-pilot’s. With the flight stick in his hand, Tony wished […]

Strike at Sundown

Issue Number: 5188

Sundown… sunrise… night or day… anytime was good enough for Corporal Tom Briscoe and the Red Devils to pitch into battle. They had their own special way of dealing with everything German, from an ordinary Wehrmacht private to the toughest tanks. And every one of them preferred fixing tanks. To them it seemed just about […]

Ice-Cold Commando

Issue Number: 5187

Icy Lieutenant Ron Lamont’s new posting left him cold. He was bored of being a jumped‑up bodyguard, babysitting a colonel in the frozen Russian wasteland. But when a hasty evacuation turns sour and leaves the cool‑headed lieutenant stranded in the freezing tundra, Ron comes face to face with an old, bitter rival. To say the […]