Aden: End Of Empire

Marking the 50th anniversary of Britain’s withdrawal from Aden, John Ash takes a retrospective look at the history of this bloody conflict in a special-length feature article. Today, the territory abandoned by Britain half a century ago is still riven with war.

Setting Europe Ablaze
Ben Bryant tells the story of some of the pilots and aircrew from the RAF’s clandestine ‘Special Duties’ squadrons who dropped agents and weapons over Occupied Europe for the Special Operations Executive.

Fearless Jack
Jack Sherwood-Kelly had distinguished himself in combat during the First World War, but he later came into conflict with none other than Winston Churchill during Britain’s ‘secret’ war fought against Lenin after the Armistice of 1918. Steve Snelling charts Jack’s remarkable story.

The Ultimate Pinch
Captain Peter Hore relates the truly remarkable story of HMS Bulldog and her capture of U-110 in May 1941 – a coup which yielded an intelligence treasure trove in the form of an invaluable Enigma coding machine together with Kriegsmarine cipher books.

Flak Bait
During the Suez crisis of 1956, Seahawk pilots of the Fleet Air Arm braved intense Egyptian groundfire. Andy Thomas tells their all-but-forgotten story of courage in the air.

Deadly Combat
During October 1940 a single Dornier 17 battled with Spitfires over the South Coast, resulting in the downing of three Spitfires, the death of two RAF pilots and, additionally, the death of the German pilot. Andy Saunders recounts the dramatic tale.


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