On Sunday 5th August I will be signing copies of Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home at The Shuttleworth Air Pageant Day. As members of SVAS we try to get over to several air shows at Shuttleworth each year and I was given a considerable amount of support by John and Richard in the archives, both while researching for this novel and proof reading the manuscript for factual accuracy. Their help and guidance was invaluable.
I am really pleased that a group of family and friends have agreed to join me once again in support of Shuttleworth. It was sad that our original pre book launch celebration was curtailed and moved to our back garden when we heard about the accident on July 1st, but we were devastated, later that day, to hear the news of the tragic death of the pilot Trevor Roche, the Gulf War veteran, who lost his life flying at Shuttleworth that day, just before the start of the show.
I would like to pay tribute to him, his skills as a pilot both in action and in giving us all such pleasure over the last few years at Shuttleworth. He will be missed!