PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

A Lasting Legacy

ST JAMES'S HOUSE

The RAF100 Appeal is pleased to announce the appointment of St James's House as an endorsed publisher for the RAF100 celebrations in 2018. St James's House is working in support of the RAF100 Appeal which is a collaborative venture between the RAF and its four major charities - namely the RAF Association, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Charitable Trust and the RAF Museum.
In celebration of this historic landmark for the RAF, St James's House has been granted authority by the RAF100 Appeal to produce three formally licensed publications:

  • a commemorative album to mark the RAF's Centenary
  • a souvenir event programme for the celebrations
  • a celebratory cookbook - telling the story of the RAF over 100 years in 100 countries, and showcasing 100 regional recipes.

The commemorative album will be distributed within the RAF's networks, at major RAF100 events and to dignitaries around the world. This album - together with the souvenir programme and cookbook - will also be made available for retail sale through RAF100 events, book shops and e-commerce platforms in the UK and abroad. All aspects of these projects are endorsed by, and in support of, the RAF100 Appeal, and royalties will be paid to the Charity.

For more information about St James's House, please visit www.stjamess.org

Should you have any questions about these projects, please contact Stephen van der Merwe, the Business Development Director at St James's House, on +44 (0) 20 8371 4000.

St James's House
St James's House

ST JAMES'S HOUSE

The RAF100 Appeal is pleased to announce the appointment of St James's House as an endorsed publisher for the RAF100 celebrations in 2018. St James's House is working in support of the RAF100 Appeal which is a collaborative venture between the RAF and its four major charities - namely the RAF Association, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Charitable Trust and the RAF Museum.
In celebration of this historic landmark for the RAF, St James's House has been granted authority by the RAF100 Appeal to produce three formally licensed publications:

  • a commemorative album to mark the RAF's Centenary
  • a souvenir event programme for the celebrations
  • a celebratory cookbook - telling the story of the RAF over 100 years in 100 countries, and showcasing 100 regional recipes.

The commemorative album will be distributed within the RAF's networks, at major RAF100 events and to dignitaries around the world. This album - together with the souvenir programme and cookbook - will also be made available for retail sale through RAF100 events, book shops and e-commerce platforms in the UK and abroad. All aspects of these projects are endorsed by, and in support of, the RAF100 Appeal, and royalties will be paid to the Charity.

For more information about St James's House, please visit www.stjamess.org

Should you have any questions about these projects, please contact Stephen van der Merwe, the Business Development Director at St James's House, on +44 (0) 20 8371 4000.

RAF Anthology

RAF ANTHOLOGY

Specialist military publisher Extraordinary Editions is working in association with the RAF Museum on behalf of the RAF100 Appeal partners to produce the RAF Centenary Anthology, a handmade, limited edition of 1,500 books of which 250 are signed exemplary copies. The Anthology will commemorate a hundred years of service and sacrifice, courage and honour whilst celebrating the spirit and values of the people who have contributed to the RAF Story.

The RAF Commemorative Anthology will consist of around 700 pages of documents, orders, operational reports, maps, air diagrams, diaries, letters and ephemera, recording RAF life over its first 100 years. It will measure an impressive 40 x 27 cm, in order that original documentation can be reproduced at full size.

A team based at the RAF Museum has been working over the last year, identifying and assessing material and photographs from the RAF Museum archives and the Air Historical Branch to assemble the ultimate documentary history of the service. From General Smut's memorandum on the need for an air force to the latest air actions, the book presents both a history of the Service and a series of fascinating glimpses into RAF life, operations and policy. Among the many extraordinary documents included in the book are the leaflet dropped over German lines telling them of Von Richthofen's death, the tragic last written note from Arthur Aaron VC and the secret clandestine letters from an imprisoned Douglas Bader.

The Centenary Edition will be hand bound on brass posts in quarter leather over reinforced boards, with a book cloth cover depicting the roundel and a pattern of rivets reminiscent of a wing section. Each copy will come in a die cut slip-case revealing the roundel. This edition is limited to 1,250 copies.

The Signed Exemplary Edition will be limited to just 250 copies published in 5 different versions, each representing an iconic aircraft and signed by three pilots or crew from that aircraft: the Spitfire, the Lancaster, the Vulcan, the Harrier and the Tornado. In addition, they will contain extra material about each specific aircraft.

The entire edition set is limited to just 1500 copies worldwide and books will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. Members who wish to purchase a copy are urged to do so as soon as possible as any unsubscribed copies will be made available to the public from June 2017 at full price at which point this subscriber offer will close.

The Centenary Edition is available to subscribers at £750 [rrp £950].

The Signed Exemplary Edition is available to subscribers at £1450 [rrp £1950].

A donation from all sales will be made to the RAF100 Appeal supporting the RAF Association, Charitable Trust, Benevolent Fund, Museum and the Royal Air Force.

For more information or to register your interest please email: mm@extraordinaryeditions.com or telephone: 020 7267 4547.