Roger Harris Presents

W.E. JOHNS IN THE

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette 

& the Air Training Corps Gazette

 

A GUIDE TO THE WORK OF W. E. JOHNS (INCLUDING THE ONE "BIGGLES" STORY SERIALISED) IN THESE WARTIME PERIODICALS

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 1

June 1939

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 2

July 1939

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

Volume 1 Issue 3

August 1939

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

Volume 1 Issue 4

September 1939

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

Volume 1 Issue 5

October 1939

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 6

January 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

Volume 1 Issue 7

March 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

Volume 1 Issue 8

May 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

 

NB – DUE TO WARTIME PAPER SHORTAGES THERE WERE NO ISSUES OF THE AIR DEFENCE CADET CORPS GAZETTE PUBLISHED IN THE MONTHS OF

 

NOVEMBER 1939

 

DECEMBER 1939

 

FEBRUARY 1940

 

APRIL 1940

 

JUNE 1940

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 9

July 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

No W. E. Johns Content

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 1

August 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Article - What Makes The Air Ace?

 

Volume 2 Issue 2

September 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 1

 

Volume 2 Issue 3

October 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 2

Article – Gaolbreakers All

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 4

November 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 3

Article – Can You Spot Them?

 

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 5

December 1940

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 4

Article – History Repeats Itself

 

Volume 2 Issue 6

January 1941

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 5

Article – Nice Going

 

 

 

 

There was no

February 1941 issue

as the

Air Defence Cadet Corps Gazette

was reorganised into the

Air Training Corps Gazette

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 1

March 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 6

Article – To Bale or Not to Bale?

 

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 2

April 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Biggles Flies Alone

(Biggles Defies the Swastika)

Part 7

Article – A1 or C3?

 

Volume 1 Issue 3

May 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

The Coming of Carrington

(Spitfire Parade)

 

Article – Long Drops

 

Volume 1 Issue 4

June 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

The Arrival of Angus

(Spitfire Parade)

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 5

July 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Two Good Turns

(Spitfire Parade)

Article – He Built an Aeroplane

 

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 6

August 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Dark Work

 

Volume 1 Issue 7

September 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – More Tricks of the Trade

 

Volume 1 Issue 8

October 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – The Lessons of War

 

Volume 1 Issue 9

November 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – On Holding Bridges

 

Volume 1 Issue 10

December 1941

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Desert Flight

 

Volume 2 Issue 1

January 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Handsome is as Handsome Does

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 2

February 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – The Officer’s Mess

 

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 3

March 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Covercraft and Cumulus

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 4

April 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Hot Fury or Cold Logic

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 5

May 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Gliding Grows Up

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 6

June 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – A Tradition Worth Maintaining

 

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 7

July 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Aid to Russia in ‘08

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 8

August 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – The Petrol Glider

 

Volume 2 Issue 9

September 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – The Dragon Has Wings

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 10

October 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – U-Boat Hunting

 

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 11

November 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Flying on a String

 

 

Volume 2 Issue 12

December 1942

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – So it Can Be Done

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 1

January 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Gone With The Wind

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 2

February 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

No Article

 

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 3

March 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – And See the World

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 4

April 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Shooting a Line

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 5

May 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

No Article

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 6

June 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Men You May Meet

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 7

July 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Two Articles (!) –

Land of the Lily

The Truth About the Turret

 

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 8

August 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – They Also Serve

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 9

September 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Battle of Britain

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 10

October 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

No Article

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 11

November 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

Article – Flying Through the Red Tape

 

 

Volume 3 Issue 12

December 1943

Air Training Corps Gazette

No Article

 

 

 

 

From January 1944 onwards

There were no further articles by

W. E. Johns in the

Air Training Corps Gazette

In June 1946 this periodical  became

 Vol 1 No 1 of the

Air Reserve Gazette

      

 

 

 

 

The copyright in all of W.E. Johns work is owned by the estate of W.E. Johns as represented by W. E. Johns (Publications) Limited.

This private limited company have appointed literary agent Pat White of Rogers Coleridge White to represent the interests of the estate. Their web site is here: http://www.rcwlitagency.com/

This is a non profit making fan based web site purely for the information of fellow fans - no infringement of copyright is intended.

The intention of this web site is to encourage people to read the works of William Earl Johns, one of the great authors of the 20th Century.

 

Don’t forget to visit Biggles.Com   and   W. E. Johns.Com for information about W. E. Johns books

 

E - ME

 

This webpage was launched on 16th September 2012 - the 94th anniversary of the day that

Flying Officer W.E. Johns was shot down and his gunner, Second Lieutenant A. E. Amey, was killed.

On 16th September 1918 – 2nd Lt. W. E. Johns was flying a De Havilland DH 4, number F5712, from Azelot Aerodrome in France,

where his squadron, No. 55 Sqn of the RAF were stationed. He was flying on a bombing raid to the Linz Works near Mannheim. His fuel tank was hit by an anti aircraft shell and

he was attacked by Fokker DVII fighters. He was shot down near Altekendorf at 13.30 on 16th September 1918 by Lt. Georg Weimer of Jasta 3 who was credited with the 7th of his eventual 9th victories.

W. E. Johns crash landed near the village Alteckendorf only to find that his gunner was already dead. Johns himself was held prisoner by the Germans until the end of the war some two months later.