Author of the Biggles, Gimlet, Worrals and Steeley books (amongst others)

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The 'W E Johns Appreciation Society' and 'Biggles & Co' meet regularly in the UK. Biggles & Co meet in Twyford in April and WEJAS meet in Derby in October. Some people attend both meetings, and many contribute articles to the magazine Biggles Flies Again. This website hopes to serve all these interests, and welcomes all those interested in the life and work of W E Johns. All are welcome to our small, friendly meetings, no need to "join" anything. There are talks by participants, opportunities to browse the bookstalls and artwork on display, take part in a quiz, and enjoy meeting other enthusiasts.

12 October 1915 nurse Edith Cavell was executed
"Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."

Next Biggles meeting - Derby 17th October 2015.  If you would like to give a talk at the meeting, we will be very pleased to hear from you!  Book here.

£4.681m award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Brooklands.  See the Press Resease here.

David Drummond (Bertie) talks about the 1960s TV series
Friday 5th June at The Club for Acts and Actors, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP.  Hall opens at 7pm.  Report here

Biggles 1960s TV series
Most episodes were thought to be destroyed or lost, but the entire series is soon to be released on DVD.  At least, we hope so.  This picture is certainly much clearer than those previously available - perhaps re-mastered.  See here for information

The First World War in the Air - new exhibition at the RAF Museum, Hendon

Biggles and Chums exhibition at the RAF Museum Hendon from 26th May 2014 - 12th April 2015

New affordable hardback editions

Doubleday have produced two omnibus hardbacks.  "Biggles Adventure Double" contains Biggles Learns to Fly and The Camels are Coming. "The Biggles WW2 Collection" contains Biggles Defies the Swastika, Biggles Delivers the Goods, Biggles Defends the Desert (aka Sweeps the Desert), and Biggles Fails to Return.  I have not seen a copy, but the latter is described as "a beautiful gift edition".  Both editions are also available for Kindle. Doubleday are connected to Red Fox, who publish the paperbacks, so you will get properly edited books.

Worrals re-published
New editions of 3 of the Worrals books are being published by IndieBooks.  Titles are Worrals of the WAAF, Worrals Carries On, and Worrals Flies Again.  These are hardback books, all at £12 each.  See the press release here.

Great "Flight" magazine archive now available
Almost every issue of "Flight" magazine from 1909 to 2005.  You might even have one of the few missing issues to complete the archive!  If so, let them know.

Your letters, news, reviews, and comments are welcome!  Please send to the Editor. There is worldwide interest in Biggles, and we'd love to hear from overseas visitors to this website.


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