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Welcome to Cross & Cockade International!

The purpose of Cross and Cockade International is to provide quality detailed information on, and promote research into, all aspects of aviation up to the end of the First World War. We do this primarily through our quarterly journal available by subscription, and by occasional seminars and informal local meetings. The Society has existed in it's present form since 1970and in various forms since at least the early 60s. 

2021 Subscriptions are now available - see Membership menu above. If you have not yet paid for your 2020 Subscription, please do so; they are still available: If you are not yet a member and wish to join and receive our quarterly journal, please subscribe using the link to the right or by using the "Membership" menu above.




Please note this does NOT apply to membership subscriptions, which will continue to be available as normal.

The transitional agreement between the UK and the EU expires at midnight on 31 December 2020.  As a result, from 1 January 2021 the Society will face onerous additional VAT obligations for any goods (except memberships) sold to customers in the EU.

This leaves us no choice. Sadly, the Society must stop selling books, calendars and back issues to anyone resident in any EU member state, from midnight 31 December 2020.

Rest assured, we will remove this block as soon as we can. In the meantime, we encourage our friends in the EU to order our 2021 Calendar before the end of December!

Book Shop 

We have a large selection of second-hand, mainly WW1 aviation-related books for sale - please browse the Shop menu above. These can be posted outside the UK but not in the EU, but unfortunately postage costs have massively increased during the Covid epidemic due to reduced airline flights and therefore reduced space in cargo holds. 

Despite the Covid crisis journal production continues, and the Society will function and develop as planned except for face-to-face contact.  


The most recently updated entries on our news and up-coming events section (bottom of this page) are:

The updated Index to Volumes 1 to 50 of the Journal, compiled by Derek Riley has been added - see under Useful Stuff, below.  

"Jewish Flyers in the World War" - the latest book to be published by CCI, a reprint and update of a book published in Germany in 1924; 

The National Aerospace Library have updated their podcast with articles that could help while away the time during the covid19 lockdown. See the aerosociety podcast link below, in Latest News and Useful Stuff. 


Our quarterly journal is at the heart of the Society: 

Volume 51/3, Autumn 2020 is now available  - so all members should have your copy by now.

Our 2021 Calendar  is now available - Click here to buy one. 


Issue 35 of our popular free email newsletter Wind in the Wires compiled by David Marks, went out in November, containing all the latest events and news relating to our fascinating subject. Subscribe here to receive future issues. Back numbers are available in the link below, under "Useful Stuff". We've over 1,200 subscribers - and it's free - so why not see what you're missing? PLEASE NOTE that if you think you've subscribed, but haven't received your issue, you'd do well to check your spam filter(s)!

Another batch of pre-loved WW1 aviation books will soon be available on the web shop - all at very reasonable prices. Watch this space!

We have an active Facebook page, cared for by Adrian Roberts; plus a twitter account@crosscockade which is also growing in popularity.


Current Journal, Vol 51/3:

 Articles in this issue:

Rene Fonck - Allied Ace of Aces, Part 1: David Méchin 

Frank Thomas Digby DSO DSC: Anne and Roger Taylor 

Royal Aircraft Factory BE8 and BE8a: Paul Hare 

 Greek Naval Airmen at War, Part 2 : Paschalis Palavouzis 

Gazetteer of British Flying Sites in France, Belgium and Germany, 1914-1920, Part 3:  Peter Dye, Roger Austin, Mick Davis

Obituary - Colin Ashford

.......And the Editorial by Graham Chisnall 


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