Aircraft of the Fighting Powers + Emma & postcard

In the Xtra, another postcard for Emma from my friend Richard from Sheffield – who has been very generous sending these cards to her. This time from Gibraltar, which I also visited way back in 1991.

One of my students is an aircraft buff, so I trotted out this old book that belonged to my Grandad, called “Aircraft of the Fighting Powers” for them to have a look at. It was published in 1941, by a Market Harborough based publishers in my native Leicestershire.

The idea was to provoke a conversation… it broke the ice at least, and got my student talking in English. So achieved its object…

Included a Spitfire as this was my Dad’s favourite plane…

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