Book Review – Deep Sea Attack, Battlefield Bombers



Another fine book from a prolific author who has established a reputation for good writing and thorough research. After years of relative neglect, the Coastal Command story is becoming popular and this is an outstanding example of the relative neglect being convincingly corrected. There are two excellent photo plate sections with some rare photographs and this is a book that provides a narrative of the Coastal Command story of long range maritime operations.

The author has covered the full story of the deep sea attack capabilities and operations of Coastal Command and made a very good job of it. This is an enjoyable and very informative book for all those interested in maritime warfare and aviation. Highly Recommended.

Irving to be Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor; ABB books record orders for Azipods


Irving to be Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor
January 23, 2015—Canada’s Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Diane Finley, and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Peter MacKay, are set to announce continued progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard this afternoon. According to media reports, 15 ships will be built over a 20-year period.


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Niko (Southern Pacific Ocean)


When NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP passed over Niko on Jan. 23 at 9:58 UTC (4:58 a.m. EST) it took this infrared image that showed wind shear was pushing thunderstorms southeast of the center.
Image Credit: NRL/NASA/NOAA

NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Niko Being Sheared Apart

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Niko and provided forecasters with an infrared view of how wind shear is pushing the storm apart.

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Reminder of our best ever raffle prizes and lots of features on what is happening around XH558

Vulcan XH558 - The Spirit of Great Britain
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Simply stunning raffle prizes - last few months of entry for XH558’s winter raffle

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