Our Society’s own DVD – “The Short Stirling and her Crews”

Filmed and edited in colour and broadcast quality by Pete Yeomans, whose father Bernard was a Veteran member and whose narration guides us through the sequences. 80 minutes running time, comprising reminiscences and conversations between Stirling Veterans, and archive film footage of the aircraft during assembly, testing and in service.
With it is a 32-page booklet with information about the Veterans, the aircraft, and the associated squadrons, airfields and operations. DVDs are £15 each +£1.50 p&p (UK) total £16.50.
Overseas postage:
Europe, International Standard (previously “airmail”) p&p £3.70,
Australia & Canada – p&p £5.00

“Fly the flag” with a Stirling tie

The ties are polyester, available in navy or maroon with our Society
name and logo stitched in gold, as the previous batch. Dry clean only.
A very reasonable £12 each incl. postage & packing.

Only available here!

To order Ties and DVDs:
Please send your orders to:
Mary Ghrist 20 Campden Road, Ickenham, Middlesex, UB10 8ET
Tel. 01895 672954, email –
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Ceramic Vera Lynn Mugs

New this year are ceramic mugs, sourced by Robin Powell to commemorate
our late Patron Dame Vera Lynn. The design carries a photo of Dame Vera in
later years, with our Society logo on the back, and the wording ‘Our Patron
Dame Vera Lynn 1917 – 2020′. They are 9cm tall, dishwasher safe, available
at near cost price and will be despatched by 2nd class post in stout cardboard
Mugs are £7 each, postage and packing is £3 for up to 5 mugs, i.e. a single
mug will be £10 delivered, five mugs will be £38. Robin has a few available for
despatch now, with additional supplies available at short notice.

Please send orders to Robin Powell and send payment to Mary Ghrist.

Robin Powell Meadow View, Pershall, Eccleshall, Stafford, Staffordshire ST21 6NE
Tel: 01785 850746, email:

Mary Ghrist 20 Campden Road, Ickenham, Middlesex, UB10 8ET
Tel. 01895 672954, email –

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STIRLING TO ESSEN (Available through the author)

Launched at the IWM Duxford Summer Air Show in 2017 this true story of a XV Squadron aircrew has sold 1600 hardback copies, and though a Fund run in their name by the Author, Roger Leivers, thousands of pounds have been donated to local, national and international causes.
The book focus’ on the life of the Captain, Squadron Leader Matthew Drummond Henderson Wilson, a pre-war rally car driver who joined the RAF and became a flying instructor, ferry pilot, test pilot and finally, in November 1941, a Bomber Command pilot. Based at RAF Wyton, but flying out of RAF Alconbury with XV Squadron, the book covers the building of his crew, the raids they went on, and most importantly what became of each of them. Check out the Amazon reviews to see what people thought of it.
On the morning of the fateful crash, 11th April 1942, two of the crew lost their lives, six survived, three of those survivors would not live to see VE Day. The reader will learn the fate of each airman, their lives often decided by fate. The book also connects to the Battle of Britain and even the Holocaust, one of the crew had a Jewish Czech girlfriend, she and her family were sent to Theresienstadt.

Now a paper back copy is available at £12.99 (£4 P&P), signed and dedicated copies
can be purchased by contacting the author, Roger Leivers, via email at or by phone on 07926 329970.
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