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Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 12
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1932           Last Year: 1937

Publisher: Weldons Limited
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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Remarks

Subtitled ‘The National Aviation Paper’. A magazine popularising aviation, but aimed at younger readers. The colour front cover of each issue featured a painted aviation scene by artists such as Howard Leigh. The contents comprised a mixture of short fictional stories and factual articles, often looking back to the First World War. Each issue also included a high quality colour plate illustration, usually depicting an RAF aircraft in action. Edited by Captain W E Johns – the creator of the popular Biggles childrens stories.
Within a year of launch the magazine had received a design make-over to give a less cluttered look. The first issue was dated April 1932, and it continued until at least December 1937 (vol.6 No.9). Originally published by Weldons Limited, but from about 1935 onwards the publisher was Arthur Pearson Limited.


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