Vulcan to the Sky – Again

It appears the bird is in some financial trouble, and from the Facebook updates I am getting a bit worried her flying career maybe over.  It would be a shame, and I hope that sufficient donations come together to not just get her up in the air again after her tank incident, but also to keep her flying to 2015.


News on the tank leak is here: – this unfortunately cancelled her appearance at Shoreham, the only reason I went there.

For donations for this season, look here:

For Operation 2015, look here:

I really hope she can keep flying. Give generously!

All the best


Bit of an update

A few things.

First, I have upgraded the account at WordPress, so the blog should now be ad-free (I may later decide to include adds, but only if they are sufficiently targeted). With this, I have also added registered a proper site name. Someone more enterprising than me had already registered ‘crusaderproject’, so I went with the title of the first of the books to be published, ‘Rommel’s Riposte’ (ha! you didn’t expect that, URL-hoggers). Point your browsers to and let me know if this works (it should automatically transfer you to the site). You may have to delete cookies if you are stuck in a feedback loop.

Second, over the summer I have made good progress in dealing with the manuscript, and I believe I have found a way to show the information in a format that is interesting. I’ll road-test that on the blog in the future, closer to publication. At present, some chosen friends get to see it.

Thirdly, I have agreed with Michele Palermo, (co)-author of the bilingual books ‘Ali d’Africa‘ (on Italian 1st Fighter Wing in North Africa, with Ludovico Slongo) and ‘Le Battaglie Aeree in Africa Settentrionale’ (a day-by-day account of air battles during Operation CRUSADER, that he would supply the air story of the battle. That’s good news, and I am very pleased to have Michele on board.

So it’s looking better now than it did six months ago! As always, feedback and comments very welcome.