'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.
- Twyford 9th April 2016. If you would like to give a
talk at the meeting, we will be very pleased to hear from you!
Next Derby meeting
- 15th October 2016. Book here.
£4.681m award from the
Heritage Lottery Fund for Brooklands. See the Press Resease here.
Drummond (Bertie) talked about the 1960s TV series
Friday 5th June
at The Club for Acts and Actors, 20 Bedford Street. Report here
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 - extended,
not sure when actually finishing!
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
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
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.