Tag Archives: RAF

Braddock

Issue Number: 5259

“Better you just forget about being a pilot”, said Squadron Leader Roy Suddaby when Matt Braddock first tried to enlist in the auxiliaries. But he wasn’t a quitter, and the blue-eyed man with uncanny talent would fight his way to the best bombing squad in Britain before he could bring the fight to Nazi Germany. […]

Escape From Crete

Issue Number: 5218

Accepted for aircrew training, Frank Wilson thought his dreams were about to be realised – then he was posted to the island of Crete. There, everything seemed to be against him, including one of his own officers, but Frank was determined to fly. With the help of some hard New Zealanders and a bunch of […]

Jet Blitz

Issue Number: 5208

Hitler’s latest secret weapon, the lightning-fast Messerschmitt 262 jets were unmatched by the Allies in speed. So the RAF had to go down and nail this menace for good, the hard way – on the ground. But to dive your Tempest right inside a hangar full of a dozen jets and drop your bombs – […]

Day of Danger

Issue Number: 5120

The Luftwaffe ground crews standing around the German drome gazed upwards in amazement. There, above them, a Royal Air Force Mosquito was circling, undercarriage and flaps down, preparing to make a landing. It looked like a crafty trick of some kind – but no! The Mosquito touched down and rolled to a standstill. The pilot […]

The Waiting Game

Issue Number: 5114

Pilot Officer Bob Barnes was bored. He’d joined the RAF hoping to be a fighter pilot, always in the thick of things. Yet, here he was, a navigator in a Catalina, searching the seemingly endless oceans for U-boats which they never seemed to find. There was none of the action he’d craved, this was more […]