Ian Kennedy's first love was aircraft and his ambition as a boy was to join the R.A.F. and become a pilot. Unfortunately a trip to the swimming baths rendered that an impossible dream when he contracted a mastoid infection in his ear which spelled finis to any hopes of meeting the stiff requirements of an R.A.F. medical.
Here's some exquisite examples from those early years of Air Ace and as a special treat a reproduction of a superb painting for a private commission.
Colin Dexter cover gallery
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