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Surviving the skies: a night bomber pilot in the Great War

Surviving the skies: a night bomber pilot in the Great War

Bamford, Joe

Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC. While other young pilots were killed on injured almost as soon as they got their wings, Vickers survived numerous crash and forced landing. This is his story

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Stroud: Spellmount, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Joe Bamford
ISBN: 075247684X, 9780752476841
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 160 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Vickers, Stephen Wynn.; Biography.; Bomber pilots Great Britain Biography.; Great Britain. Royal Flying Corps. 101 Squadron Biography.; World War, 1914-1918 Aerial operations, British.

Author note

Joe Bamford has always had an interest in the military and aviation. Both his grandfather and brother were awarded the Military Medal in the Great War and his uncle was killed in 1944. Bamford joined the RAF in 1968 as an assistant air-traffic controller, serving at Manston in Kent and Akrotiri in Cyprus. In 1992, Bamford set up the "Salford Lancaster Memorial Appeal" to raise a memorial to the crew of a Lancaster bomber that crashed and killed his grandmother. He was made an honorary member of the Manchester Bomber Command Association, who was heavily involved in the memorial that was dedicated on July 30, 1994, exactly 50 years after the crash. In 2006, Bamford was invited to make one of the final speeches and give a toast to all its members.