Publications

As a public and academic historian, I write for scholarly and broader audiences. I am the sole author of all publications unless otherwise noted.

Edited Books 

  1. First World War in the Air (London: Royal Air Force Museum, 2015).

Co-Edited Books

  1. A Military Transformed? Adaptation and Innovation in the British Military, 1792-1945 (Solihull: Helion and Company, 2014) – Co-edited with Dr Michael LoCicero and Dr Stuart Mitchell.
    1. Printed in paperback in 2016.

Journal Special Editions

  1. New Research in the Development and Experience of Air Power in the British Empire during the First World War, a special edition of the British Journal for Military History 4, no. 2 (2018) – Co-edited with Dr Michael Molkentin.

Articles

  1. ‘Trenchard’s Doctrine: Organisational Culture, the ‘Air Force spirit’ and the Foundation of the Royal Air Force in the Interwar Years,’ British Journal for Military History 4, no. 2 (2018), pp. 143-77.
  2. “A Disseminating Station for Approved Doctrine’? The Development of the RAF Staff Colleges, 1922-1997,’ Journal of the Royal Air Force Historical Society 65 (2017), pp. 64-88.
  3. ‘“The support afforded by the air force was faultless”: The Royal Air Force and the Raid on Dieppe, 19 August 1942,’ Canadian Military History 21, no. 4 (2012), pp. 17-32.

Chapters and Encyclopaedia Entries

  1. ‘‘All this seemed full of promise’: British Air Power and the Gallipoli Campaign’ in Rhys Crawley and Michael LoCicero (eds.), Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915-16 (Solihull: Helion and Company, 2018).
  2. ‘Air Warfare,’ in Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson (eds.), 1914-1918-online: International Encyclopaedia of the First World War (Freie Universität Berlin: Berlin, 2018). DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11297 – Co-authored with Dr James Pugh.
  3. ‘The Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918-1929’ in Ross Mahoney (ed.), First World War in the Air (London: Royal Air Force Museum, 2015), pp. 139-45.
  4. ‘Spinning the Web: British Maritime Air Power in the First World War’ in Ross Mahoney (ed.), First World War in the Air (London: Royal Air Force Museum, 2015), pp. 63-9.
  5. ‘Air Forces of the Central Powers’ in Ross Mahoney (ed.), First World War in the Air (London: Royal Air Force Museum, 2015), pp. 19-25.
  6. ‘‘Lessons Learnt’: The Royal Air Force, Operation JUBILEE, and the Adaptation of Air Power in Support of Combined Operations, 1942-1944’ in Michael LoCicero, Ross Mahoney, and Stuart Mitchell (eds.), A Military Transformed? Adaptation and Innovation in the British Military, 1792-1945 (Solihull: Helion and Company, 2014), pp. 207-28.
  7. ‘A Blueprint for Success: Army-Air Force Co-Operation and the Battle for the Mareth Line, 19-29 March 1943’ in Matthew Ford, Patrick Rose, and Andrew Hargreaves (eds.), Allied Military Effectiveness in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 (Leiden, NL: Brill, 2014), pp. 31-52.
  8. ‘Berlin Air Campaign, Allied (August 25, 1940-April 21, 1945)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 143-44.
  9. ‘Blitz, Air Campaign (September 7, 1940-May 12, 1941)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 169-71.
  10. ‘Hamburg, Allied Air Raids (Operation GOMMORAH) (July 24-August 3, 1943)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 579-80.
  11. ‘Kosovo, NATO Air Campaign (March 24-June 10, 1999)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 712-13.
  12. ‘Laconia Order (September 17, 1942)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 734-35.
  13. ‘Malta Air Campaign (June 11, 1940-December 31, 1942)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 815-16.
  14. ‘Ploesti Air Raids, Allied (August 1, 1943-August 18, 1944)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 1005-6.
  15. ‘Saint-Lô, Battle for (July 11-19, 1944)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 1141-42.
  16. ‘Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Air Raids, Allied (August 17, 1943)’ in David Zabecki (ed.), Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2014), pp. 1179-80.

Book and Journal Introductions

  1. ‘Introduction – The Cavalry of the Clouds? New Research in the Development and Experience of Air Power in the British Empire during the First World War,’ British Journal for Military History 4, no. 2 (2018), pp. 2-7 – Co-authored with Dr Michael Molkentin.
  2. ‘Introduction’ in Ross Mahoney (ed.), First World War in the Air (London: Royal Air Force Museum, 2015), pp. 8-11.
  3. ‘Introduction’ in Gary Sheffield and Peter Gray (eds.), Changing War: The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and The Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), pp. 1-18 – Co-authored with Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr Peter Gray and Professor Gary Sheffield.

Other Publications

  1. ‘#ResearchNote – The RAF Staff College and ‘Learning’ from the French,’ From Balloons to Drones, 7 March 2019.
  2. ‘The Role of History in Educating Air Power Strategists,’ Pathfinder: The Bulletin of the RAAF Air Power Development Centre 314 (2018);
    1. This article also appeared at From Balloons to Drones.
  3. ‘Unpacking the Black Box: Air Force Culture and #HighIntensityWar,’ From Balloons to Drones, 15 April 2018.
  4. ‘#ResearchNote – An Isomorphic Culture: The RAF and the RAAF,’ From Balloons to Drones, 4 February 2018.
  5. ‘#ResearchNote – RAF Centre for Air Power Studies Interviews,’ From Balloons to Drones, 20 November 2017.
  6. ‘#ResearchNote – Wither Air Power Studies?’ From Balloons to Drones, 13 September 2017.
  7. ‘#AirWarBooks – Dr Ross Mahoney,’ From Balloons to Drones, 2 July 2017.
  8. “Integrating’ the Italian Air Force after the Armistice,’ From Balloons to Drones, 10 February 2017;
  9. ‘#Commentary – The RAF and the F-117,’ From Balloons to Drones, 4 January 2017.
  10. ‘#ResearchNote – Air Power and the Challenge of Professional Military Education,’ From Balloons to Drones, 8 November 2016.
  11. ‘#Commentary – A Rose by Any Other Name…,’ From Balloons to Drones, 9 October 2016.
  12. ‘Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson V.C.: 100th Anniversary of the First Victoria Cross Medal to be Won on British Soil,’ RADAR: The Official Magazine of the Royal Air Force Museum 14 (Summer 2016), pp. 22-5.
  13. ‘#ResearchNote – J.M. Spaight after the Second World War,’ From Balloons to Drones, 14 July 2016;
  14. ‘#ResearchNote – Air Power in the Next Generation,’ From Balloons to Drones, 21 June 2016;
  15. ‘A Necessary and Decisive Victory: The Royal Air Force and the Battle of Britain,’ RADAR: The Official Magazine of the Royal Air Force Museum 10 (Summer 2015), pp. 29-32.
  16. ‘Fifty Shades of Red,’ RADAR: The Official Magazine of the Royal Air Force Museum 7 (Winter 2014), pp. 23-5.
  17. ‘A Week in the Life of an Aviation Historian,’ Blog of the Royal Air Force Museum, 6 October 2014.
  18. ‘What does an Aviation Historian do exactly?,’ Blog of the Royal Air Force Museum, 18 August 2014.
  19. ‘Curating ‘An Enduring Relationship: A History of Friendship between the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force of Oman,’ RADAR: The Official Magazine of the Royal Air Force Museum 6 (Summer 2014), pp. 23-4.
  20. ‘Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle: The Story of a Fated Pioneer?’, RADAR: The Official Magazine of the Royal Air Force Museum 5 (Spring 2014), pp. 28-9.

Unpublished Reports

  1. ‘Leadership, Doctrine, and Strategy in the United States Air Force and its Antecedents,’ Imperial War Museum Research Report (2012).

Exhibitions

  1. ‘Venture Adventure: 75 Years of the Air Training Corps,’ a temporary exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum, curated in conjunction with the Air Cadet Organisation. (2016 to 2017).
  2. ‘An Enduring Relationship: A History of Friendship between the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force of Oman,’ a temporary exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum London, curated in conjunction with the Royal Air Force of Oman (2014 to 2017).

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