Author of the Biggles, Gimlet, Worrals and Steeley books (amongst others)

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Happy 100th Birthday, RAF


The '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.

W E Johns died on 21st June 1968.  A meeting will be held in Kingston Cemetary to commemorate the 50th anniversary on Thursday 21st June 2018 and we hope to see you there.  Please email me for details.

ALSO - on 10th March 2018 at the RAF Museum Hendon, Roger Harris will be talking on 'The Life and Work of W.E. Johns'.  The meeting is free but you should book a place:

Next Twyford meeting 27th  April 2019.  If you would like to give a talk at the meeting, we will be very pleased to hear from you! 

Next Derby meeting
13th October 2018
Booking form here.

A lucky member of the Biggles Forum caught this shot as the planes few overhead!

And this one at a local airshow:

The First World War in the Air - exhibition at the RAF Museum, Hendon

Great "Flight" 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.

pictures by kind permission of Tommy Smith.


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