Sky Diggers? The Culture, Ethos, and Ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force from Formation to Plan JERICHO

Now that I have finished a couple of projects I can start to slowly turn my attention to my next major research project until they come back from peer review. Principally this is to continue the research I started a few months ago on the culture, ethos, and ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force … Continue reading Sky Diggers? The Culture, Ethos, and Ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force from Formation to Plan JERICHO

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Interviews with Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas and Wing Commander Roland Beamont

The RAF Centre for Air Power Studies has just posted up a couple of interesting interviews on YouTube with Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas and Wing Commander Roland Beamont. These were interviewed at the RAF Staff College at Bracknell in the early 1990s. It was not unusual to have after-dinner speakers at Bracknell, and it … Continue reading Interviews with Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas and Wing Commander Roland Beamont

Review Article – Air Power in Technicolour

[Cross-posted from From Balloons to Drones] John Dibbs and Tony Holmes, Spitfire: The Legend Lives On. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2016. Foreword. Images. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Hbk. pp. 224. John Dibbs, Tony Holmes and Gordon Riley, Hurricane: Hawker’s Fighter Legend. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2017. Foreword. Images. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Hbk. pp. 256. John Dibbs, Kent Ramsey … Continue reading Review Article – Air Power in Technicolour

Conference – Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty

Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty An International Conference to be held at the RAF Museum London Organised in conjunction with the Air Power Studies Research Group, King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College 29 September 2017 Over the past two decades, airpower has become the “Western way of war” … Continue reading Conference – Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – From Habit to Dependency: Hendon and Military Aviation in the First World War

In this talk, the RAF Museum’s Archive, Library and Research Manager, Nina Hadaway, explores the relationship between Hendon and the development of military aviation during the First World War. TALK OUTLINE Hendon has a long association with aviation. As early as the 1910s experimental flights were undertaken across its green fields, and air races fired … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – From Habit to Dependency: Hendon and Military Aviation in the First World War

Air War Books

[Cross-posted from From Balloons to Drones] As editor of From Balloons to Drones, I thought I should reflect on what are probably the ten key books that have influenced me in my study of air power. However, I make three provisos. First, I attacked this from the perspective of key authors rather than the books … Continue reading Air War Books

RAF Museum Cold War Lunchtime Lecture – Anglo-Australian Air Power in the Defence of ANZAM

On 15 September 2017, Wing Commander Travis Hallen of the Royal Australian Air Force will examine the role of air power in defending the sea lines of communications of the ANZAM region during the Cold War. TALK OUTLINE The defeat of the Japanese Empire in 1945 removed the only threat to Commonwealth maritime security in … Continue reading RAF Museum Cold War Lunchtime Lecture – Anglo-Australian Air Power in the Defence of ANZAM

RAF Museum Academic Prizes for 2017

I am pleased to announce that for the second year running the RAF Museum is sponsoring a series of academic prizes to reward high-quality research in the field of air power studies broadly defined. The prizes consist of an award for the best undergraduate and Masters prize respectively and a bursary to support a PhD … Continue reading RAF Museum Academic Prizes for 2017

Introducing the Second World War Research Group

[Cross-posted from the Second World War Research Group] Editorial Note: As well as setting up From Balloons to Drones, one of the other projects that have kept me busy recently has been the Second World War Research Group. I previously convened The Second World War Military Operations Research Group, which last year merged with the … Continue reading Introducing the Second World War Research Group

From Balloons to Drones – Call for Contributors

Editorial Note: One of these reason that there have been a lack of updates to my own website is that last year I started a new website devoted to the study of air power. From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and … Continue reading From Balloons to Drones – Call for Contributors