This issue Tom spoke with Gulf War veteran and former Tornado navigator John Nichol. He discusses his new book on the iconic Lancaster bomber, its legacy and his personal bond with WWII veterans (p.42)
For this month’s Great Battles, William explores the critical Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), during Spain’s Reconquista. Turn to page 34 to discover how Christian crusaders managed to strike a blow against the Almohad Caliphate.
David takes a look at the formation, training and important role of the Local Defence Volunteers, disparagingly and affectionately dubbed ‘Dad’s Army’, who in 1940 were in real preparation for German invasion (p. 28).