Country: United Kingdom Language: English
Main Genre: general
This magazine started life as ‘Air Defence Corps Gazette’ in 1939, published in a small page format. The following year it enlarged to a regular magazine-size page format. From March 1941, it was published under the title ‘Air Training Corps Gazette: The Journal of the Air Training Corps’, resetting the issue numbering to Vol.1 No.1. What would have been Vol.6 No.6 June 1946 adopted the title ‘Air Reserve Gazette’, and restarted the numbering at Vol.1 No.1 again. This multiple renumbering evidently caused much confusion, because from January 1947 the numbering was reset to Vol.9 No.1, reflecting the cumulative volumes from 1939. In 1951 (Vol.12 No.1) the title ‘Air Pictorial & Air Reserve Gazette’ was adopted and in April 1958 the ‘…Air Reserve Gazette’ part of the title was dropped. The magazine has always featured large clear b+w photos and well researched articles on worldwide contemporary and historical aviation subjects. The editorial line was always strongly in support of the British armed forces. The magazine survived the appearance of more colourful rivals during the 1960s and early 1970s mainly due to the quality and range of feature articles printed.
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