'in-house' publications, general sale and projects.
When carrying out my work with various military squadrons I'm sometimes asked to produce an 'in-house' publication for the air & ground crew, which can also be used for any visiting VIPs. This is always nice as it gives me the opportunity to use more of the photos I've taken then would normally be used by a magazine in a 2,000 to 4,000 word article. Some of the 'in-house' books I'm not able to share in the public domain, but what I can share is below. I also produce books for other people and projects. A couple of those are listed below, but again I'm not able to show all the publications.
736 Naval Air Squadron-The Royal Navy 'Aggressors'. From the end of 2013 through much of 2014 I was an 'honorary' member of the squadron as I was writing a 4,000 word, in-depth article on the unit. 736NAS had recently replaced the long-standing Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU) as the aggressor squadron for the Royal Navy and her allies. Primarily home based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, the squadron also has a couple of aircraft operating out of RNAS Yeovilton and it is here that I spent the majority of my time with 736. It was while having a chat with the then Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr Tim Flatman, that the idea of a book came up. The book was intended for the guys on the squadron and perhaps any visitors that they might entertain. For the book I needed a decent cover design, something which is not my forte! But luckily for me, I knew a man who could help, my good friend in America Travis Getz. The actual design is very striking and took a little while for Travis to perfect, but I think it's ideal for the book. Many, many thanks Mr G. I also had a lot of help from my good friend Mark Russell. He has produced some excellent websites and one on the history of both the FRADU Hawker Hunters ( www.fradu-hunters.co.uk/)and FRADU Canberra's ( www.fradu-canberras.co.uk). So with his permission I sourced much of the history of FRADU from his website, and I duly made him co-author of the book. Mark has since finished his FRADU Hawks website, and again it is top quality work and can be found here:www.fradu-hawks.co.uk/history. During another chat with the CO the idea came up of producing a new 'aggressor' patch for the air & ground crew. Again Travis came to the rescue and over the course of 5 months (including waiting for the busy CO to reply to emails) produced a striking design. The designs can be seen below, the last two images. The image on the left is for aircrew (with lightning bolt) and the right hand image is for ground crew (with appropriate spanners).