2 Number 12 (24 of 88)
This issue of Popular Flying magazine features the
Down in the Forest
This issue runs from page 613 to page 660 (48 pages)
614 – Contents Page
616 – En Route – A Photograph of a United Air Lines Air-liner in Flight (from
San Francisco to New York)
617 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns
– Merely Historical and Rule Britannia – an editorial in which Johns talks
about the fall of the Roman Empire and compares it to what is happening with
the Government of the day.)
Page 620 – The Gotha Raiders – Part 1 – The
Daylight Raids and Part 2 – The Night Raids – Thomas A. Lloyd
Page 624 – The American Way – E. C. Gordon
Page 627 – The Airspeed “Courier” – Flight-Lieut.
C. K. Turner-Hughes
Page 629 – Federation Aeronautique Internationale
– Major John Darwin
(A resume of the work of that mysterious but
important body, known as the F. A. I.,
which controls sporting flying throughout
Page 631 – Shnyder – A Ten-Minute Story of
Topical Interest – John Templar
Page 632 – Patents for Inventions – H. T. P. Gee
(The well-known London Patent Expert)
Pages 636 and 637 - The Centre Pages – Representative
British Aircraft of all Types – illustrated by Will Forest
Page 638 – Down in the Forest – A “Biggles” Story – W. E. Johns
Biggles story continues on pages 639, 640 and 642
illustrations are uncredited but may be by Edward Oldham.
E. Johns is not credited at all on this story.
In August 1934 this story was published in the
fourth Biggles book – “Biggles Flies Again”
Page 641 - Planes of History (No. 24) – The D.H.5
– illustrated by Howard Leigh
Page 643 – An Advert for Napier Engines - R.A.F.
West African Tour
Page 645 – Models A La Mode – Some Non-Flying,
Page 646 – A boxed note from the editor is at the
foot of this page
(“FOUND at the Schoolboys’ Exhibition, White
City, a notebook containing collected aeronautical data, Owner may have same by
describing contents to the Editor.
JULY, 1932 – Mr. D. Turkington, 2 Antigua Street, Greenock, Scotland has
a copy of the July 1932, issue for sale.
Write direct. Also Mr. C. E.
Lisle, 59, Richard’s Terrace, Roath, Cardiff”
can’t imagine any magazines of today putting such a note in their magazine)
648 – Under the Windstocking
(Readers’ Letters. Conducted by the Editor
One letter sets out how France is more than
a threat than Germany. “Even if Germany
were allowed to re-arm tomorrow, it would take her a long time to catch up with
France, and the latter country would surely declare war before that time”.
Page 650 – Told on the Tarmac
Page 657 – The Aviation Bookshelf
Page 659 – The Buyers’ Log
the back cover is the usual John Hamilton advert – this time for 9 of their
include ‘The Pictorial Flying Course’ by Flight-Lieut. H. M. Schofield and
Flying-Officer W. E. Johns and ‘Fighting Planes and Aces’ by Flying-Officer W.
to see a much larger picture of the cover artwork – the artist is Eric Duncan
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