Catalina over Arctic Oceans - Wg Cdr F J French OBE DFC AFC AE

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  1. Rocketeer

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    My grandfather was a pilot during WW2 and sank a UBoat from his Catalina. He was awarded a DFC and an AFC. To my delight, my edited Grandfather's memoirs will be published in November 2012 by Pen Sword.
    I am keen to tell the story of my brave grandfather, his crew (which included a Canadian) and the amazing Catalina. If you know of anyone who may be interested in the book, please let me know by PM or thru my website
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    Congrats on getting the book published.
     
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    That's pretty cool!
     
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    Send me a copy!
     
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    Just noticed this Tony. Congratulations - and must have a chat when I next see you, re the family name.
     
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    Congrats Tony!
     
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    Cheers guys.....the publisher has asked me to compile a list of people who would be interested in a copy at 20% off....they would send a leaflet to the addresses. So please PM me if interested. Cheers Tony
     
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    I'll deffo get a copy!
    Great stuff mate and well bl**dy deserved!
     
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    Hi Anthony
    This sounds really good can't wait to read can you let us no all details so we can order at our local library
     
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    My grandfather worked in the San Diego factory building the Catalinas. He at one time was in charge of the crew installing the deicer boots on the wings and tail surfaces. He's dead now, but he recalled the time when he was at work and the factory loudspeaker came on to announce to the workers that one of their birds had found the Bismark for the Royal Navy / Air Force. The workers all cheered as they were not expecting such an interesting announcement.
     
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    That's pretty cool!

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    4 months until the book comes out!
     
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    It arrived today and I am delighted! It is available from most good book shops and also online from Amazon etc as well as the publishers Pen Sword! Delighted to get his story out there!

    Catalina over arctic oceans by John French, edited by Anthony Dyer
     
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    Great stuff Tony. I've just received the P&S Newsletter, and will be ordering this next week - when there're more pennies in my pocket !
     
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    Has anyone read it yet? Available from all good shops and amazon!
     
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    Still waiting to get it. I actually had to order it from the UK. Amazon here was sold out.
     
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    Just been looking at the Pen Sword listings, but keep losing connection!
    I'll get it ordered when I can get a good connection - seems to happen only on their web-site, and one other site - strange!
     
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