Leaving on a jet plane


So there I was, flying off again from Changi airport, one of my favourite airports, heading to Jakarta, one of my favourite cities, and I noticed this ground crew.

He had just finished doing whatever it is they do to the ‘plane and we were taxiing away. Below is an expanded shot from the photo above.


Do all ground staff wave goodbye to their charges when the ‘plane leaves?

What a nice airport!

Biggles – The Camels are Coming

image002 I hate to admit it but it seems that recently I have been having a slight return to my childhood. Over the Christmas break I decided to christen my new Kindle with a copy of The Camels are Coming by Capt. W. E. Johns. This was first published on the 7th of September 1932 and was 259 pages long. The first three editions cost 7 shillings and 6 pence.

This book contains 17 short stories concerning Biggles life in 266 squadron and whilst we think of Biggles as a “Boy’s Own” kind of book, some of what is written there is quite adult in its content.

I will admit that the reason I looked for a Biggles book was partly because I want to do something aeroplane-ish in 2012, wargame wise.

I have plans … and I will publish them here shortly.