Articles tagged Royal Air Force

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 20 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1941

On something in English tradition

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." — the prime minister, of the R.A.F. fighter pilots, 1940 THE firm of Rolls-Royce Ltd. is, perhaps, the most famous in the whole Motor Industry; indeed, it is so well known, and so highly respected, as to be virtually an institution. This was the case in the days before the last war with Germany, but it can fairly safely...

Page 19 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 1957

Book Reviews

"Fly For Your Life," by Larry Forrester. 367 pp. 8 in. by 5¼ in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., Ludgate House, 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 18s.) "Fly For Your Life" is Larry Forrester's biography of Wing-Comdr. Robert Stanford Tuck, D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, one of the great fighter pilots of World War Two. It follows the pattern of many similar biographies and autobiographies of R.A.F. fighter...

Page 58 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1977

Cars in Books

A reader drew my attention to "You Are Not Sparrows" by Wing/Comdr. J. C. Carr, DFC. It was published by Ian Allen in 1975 but for some reason they did not send me a review copy, which is surprising, because this light-hearted book, describing the author's very extensive flying experiences from the time he joined the RAF in 1929, learning on Avro 5045, to the war, would interest many of our...

Page 75 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1986

Cars I Have Owned And Raced

This article, by R. King-Clark, was the opening chapter in his as yet unpublished book about his extensive flying in his aero-planes, a Miles Gypsy Ill Hawk G-ACT D and a Miles IIA Whitney Straight G-AERS, and his military career but it is so interesting I decided MOTOR SPORT should publish it. Lt Col King-Clark's young brother "Cuffy" was also an enthusiast, running an Ulster A7, a 1928 20/25 hp...

Page 72 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, October 1995

Whitney Straight - Racing Driver

I find it astonishing that, whereas books have been written about so many racing drivers, from those of the pioneer days, through the interim periods, to the present day, nothing has appeared, so far as I can recollect, about Whitney Straight, or Earl Howe' for that matter. So, although it is scarcely possible to do full justice to any driver in a magazine article, the young American driver was...

Page 7 of May 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1929

CAPTAIN J.S.IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE 'IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT"

CAPTAIN J. S. IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL ' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT" W1SHING to give our numerous readers some first-hand information about the designer of the Irving Napier Special Car "Golden Arrow,we called on Captain Irving and spent a very enjoyable and enlightening hour with this worldfamous designer. who has not only a most charming personality, but a way of making...

Page 60 of January 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1962

passport to flying -your g.c.e

Passport to flying your G.C.E. How old is your G.C.E. ? Three weeks or three years, it makes no difference. If you are over 17 and under 26 and hold, er expect to gain, G.C.E. at '0' level in 5 acceptable subjects including mathematics and English language, you are eligible to apply now for a Direct Entry commission in the Royal Air Force. If you are successful you will be flying this year. Four...

Page 98 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 2001

Air-raiding the archives!

It is war! That was the devastatingly chilling declaration made by Neville Chamberlain in 1939 and now in 2001 by Tony Blair. I still remember vividly how, just after war broke out, Mr Wesley J Tee, the then-owner of Motor Sport , called me into his office and said, "Well, see you after it's over, perhaps. I've stopped publication." "Can't we go on?" I responded. "But the last war lasted five...

Page 46 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, February 1984

Camera above the Clouds The aviation Photographs of Charles E. Brown

Camera Above the Clouds — The Aviation Photographs Of Charles E. Brown". Compiled and Edited by Anthony Harold. 163 pp. 10 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in. (Airlift Publishing Ltd, 7, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE £13.95). This book is a fine tribute, as it is intended to be, to the aviation photography, most of it air to air photography, of that versatile picture-maker Charles E. Brown, 1896-1982, who...

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