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Excellent Xmas Presents for Warton Fans of Harrier/Lightning

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Excellent Xmas Presents for Warton Fans of Harrier/Lightning

Postby johnhowe » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:12 pm

I've recently moved from Lancashire and are now living on the Wirral under the flight path into John Lennon Airport I'm already sick of seeing orange 737s. to help me adjust from military aircraft to civvy types a friend of mine has bought me TESTING TORNADO by David Eagles. It is a fantastic book and concentrates on when David
was Chief Test Pilot at Warton.

It is possible to obtain this book on Amazon or other net cites it is priced at £16.99p ISBN 9 780750 968416 http://www.the history press.co.uk

To add to Santa's Lists I've recently purchased a number of Boys books Lightning Boys 1 & 2 by Richard Pike Vulcan Boys By Tony Blackman and last but not least

Tornado Boys by Ian Hall fantastic tales by those pilots who flew in both Gulf Wars, The Red Flag exercises show up the tornado to its full potential.
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby David Thompson » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:27 pm

The 'Testing Tornado' book link above is broken , hope this works ? ;
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby Mark » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Are you stalking me Mr Howe??? Only joking, we do get the occasional fast jet coming down the river from time to time. Which part of the Wirral are you? I'm across the water in Waterloo.
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby deerhunter » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:40 am

I used to play rugby at Waterloo
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby Blackcat1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:08 pm

Jaguar boys is also a good book.
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:44 pm

deerhunter wrote:I used to play rugby at Waterloo



Hah, small world!!
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Re: Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton fans.

Postby johnhowe » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:03 pm

Mark wrote:Are you stalking me Mr Howe??? Only joking, we do get the occasional fast jet coming down the river from time to time. Which part of the Wirral are you? I'm across the water in Waterloo.


Hi Mark, I'm now living in Wallasey very close to the beacon. I've now got to chapter 18 of Tornado Boys this chapter has been written by Squadron Leader Rob McCarthy and is entitled DESERT TORNADOS, it gives a good insight into what part the Tornado has achieved in The Royal Saudi Air force. On page 171 there is a group
photograph with Rob McCarthy and Contract Pilots one of whom bears a striking resemblance to a certain Jet 2 Captain, is this you ? (Martin)
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Excellent Xmas Present especially for Warton & Tornado fans

Postby johnhowe » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:42 am

Just to whet your appetite the penultimate chapter, number 19 is about current Ops in Afghanistan seen through the eyes of a GR 4 Tornado female pilot and gives
graphic descriptions of Show of Forces for the army under attack both in the daytime and at night.

On one particular exercise my formation all found it amusing when my navigator and I successfully shot down (simulated) an American F-15 we never got a chance to debrief them as they didn't make contact after the sortie. We weren't sure whether that was because two girls or a mud mover had shot them down.
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Excellent Xmas Present for Warton Jaguar + Tornado fans

Postby johnhowe » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:08 am

I should retitle this thread as excellent books for boys at any time, I've really got the bug having recently purchased Valiant Boys, Victor Boys all priced at £20.00p I obtain my books from Plackitt & Booth 87c Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes 01253. 796 958.
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Excellent Xmas Presents for Warton Jaguar + Tornado fans

Postby johnhowe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:29 am

Another excellent Xmas present is Andrew Brookes " Canberra boys " Published By Grub Street in 2017 over 200 pages 27 chapters
The first chapter is how the Canberra was designed and features English Electric and the various personell involved. It is price at £20.00p.

Whilst on the way to collect the book by chance I went to Granvilles Gate and met up with Steve I had been there for ten minutes
and to my great delight a Royal Omani Typhoon taxied out from the north side actually turned at Granvilles Gate revved up the EJ
200s to mil power engaged the afterburners (Reheat) and after 8 seconds rotated and climbed away into the gathering precipitation
that was cloaking the airfield.

Back to Xmas Presents I have ordered Victor Boys and Harrier Boys 1 & 2 when I collect them I will post the details.
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Excellent Xmas Presents Hunter Jaguar Tornado fa

Postby johnhowe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:17 pm

johnhowe wrote:Another excellent Xmas present is Andrew Brookes " Canberra boys " Published By Grub Street in 2017 over 200 pages 27 chapters
The first chapter is how the Canberra was designed and features English Electric and the various personell involved. It is price at £20.00p.

Whilst on the way to collect the book by chance I went to Granvilles Gate and met up with Steve I had been there for ten minutes
and to my great delight a Royal Omani Typhoon taxied out from the north side actually turned at Granvilles Gate revved up the EJ
200s to mil power engaged the afterburners (Reheat) and after 8 seconds rotated and climbed away into the gathering precipitation
that was cloaking the airfield.

Back to Xmas Presents I have ordered Victor Boys and Harrier Boys 1 & 2 when I collect them I will post the details.


In early December I managed to purchase "Victor Boys" by Tony Blackman. what a fascinating read I was surprised to read that Victors regularly flew through the sound barrier although it was mainly done by the manufacturers test pilots as service pilots were prohibited from posting sonic booms.

"Victor Boys" is superbly written with a wealth of stories.

"Harrier Boys" by Bob Marston Volume one Cold War through to The Falklands 1969 - 1990 is again another superb read with 18 chapters it is interesting to note there are contributions from two Chiefs of the Air Staff
five Air Vice Marshalls and Air Commodores and Group Captains.

A word of caution I ordered my copies of Harrier 1 & 2 in October Harrier 2 was readily available but Harrier One wasn't this may have had something to do with the wholesalers that my booksellers use.

Its very interesting to read what our service pilots get up to when flying, perhaps there maybe members of Fighter Control who could afford to emulate them http://www.boultbeeflightacademy.co.uk/
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