BIGGLES OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS

First Published in hardback in September 1978 - 127 pages

This contains ten stories with the first four being from BIGGLES LEARNS TO FLY  and the remaining six from THE CAMELS ARE COMING,

edited in their original form by Piers Williams (Jennifer Schofield)

 

1.    FIRST TIME UP!

Biggles is taken up by an instructor who gives him his first ever flight in an aeroplane.

This story was originally published in ‘The Modern Boy’ issue number 323

Dated 14th April 1934 – as  BIGGLES LEARNS TO FLY.  This chapter is the first half of the story.

 

2.   LANDED - BUT LOST

Biggles' first solo flight results in him getting hopelessly lost. After 15 hours he gets his 'wings'.

This story was originally published in ‘The Modern Boy’ issue number 323

Dated 14th April 1934 – as  BIGGLES LEARNS TO FLY.  This chapter is the second half of the story.

 

3.   A DARING STUNT

Attacking an aerodrome, Biggles is again shot down. He and Mark escape from No Man's Land.

This story was originally published in ‘The Modern Boy’ issue number 327

Dated 12th May 1934 – as  CRASHED FLYERS

 

4.   THE PUP'S FIRST FLIGHT

Biggles transfers to 266 squadron and flies a Sopworth Pup. He captures a German Rumpler.

This story was originally published in ‘The Modern Boy’ issue number 333

Dated 23rd June 1934 – as  BIGGLES’ SURPRISE PACKET

The story published here has been truncated.  The end of the original story is missing.

 

5.   THE ZONE CALL

A captured German pilot tricks Biggles, but he realises in time to foil a German attack.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the ninth story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

6.   THE BOOB

Biggles first meets a new pilot who happens to be his cousin and whose Christian name is Algernon.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the eleventh story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

7.   SPADS AND SPANDAUS

Biggles and his squadron join up with some Americans for a major air battle with the Germans.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the eighth story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

8.   THE CARRIER

Biggles' propeller kills a carrier pigeon but Biggles finds the message and goes to rescue a spy.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the seventh story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

9.   AFFAIRE DE COEUR

Biggles meets the love of his life, Marie Janis, only to discover that she is a spy.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the sixteenth story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

10.  THE LAST SHOW

Biggles gets promoted to Major and is shot down only to discover the armistice has been signed.

This story was originally published in the first ever Biggles book ‘THE CAMELS ARE COMING’, which was published on 7th September 1932.

This was the seventeenth and final story in that book, which originally contained seventeen stories.

 

 

Biggles of the Royal Flying Corps

Subtitle - none

Publication Details - originally published by Purnell

 

 

First Edition

 

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