80 years of the Spitfire
- 5th March 1936 - 5th March 2016
'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
Derby meeting - 15th October 2016. Book here.
- Twyford 8th April 2017. If you would like to give
a talk at the meeting, we will be very pleased to hear from
you! Book here.
award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Brooklands. See the
Press Resease here.
Drummond (Bertie) spoke about the 1960s TV series
at The Club for Acts and Actors.
The First World War in
the Air - 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
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.
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.