I'm currently working on a new book on the EE Lightning for Ian Allan, to be published next year.

Although I've received some excellent first-hand accounts, information and anecdotes from former air and ground crew, I'd love to hear from anyone who could add anything more, so that I can make the book a more interesting read than simply the usual development and service history that has been published many times before.

I'm also searching for photographs of the Lightning. If anybody has anything which I could use, I can quickly scan and return prints although email images would be fine if they aren't too small. All contributions gratefully received and anything used will of course be credited to the photographer.

Do please contact me for any further information. My email is-