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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 1970 and in various forms since 1960. 

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.



We have a large selection of mainly WW1 aviation-related books for sale, both our own publications and also many second-hand books. Please click on the Shop menu above. 


Unfortunately, after 31st December 2020 we have to block all sales to EU countries, to members and non-members, until the EU and UK implement the promised “one-stop shop” (OSS) for VAT registration. Otherwise we will have to pay registration and administrative costs in each country that exceed our revenue, or risk punitive fines. If and when the OSS materialises, it will allow us to register once for VAT in the EU – probably in Eire, as we have to use the native language of each country for registration. After that we will have to charge VAT on goods as per the rules in each individual EU country we’re delivering into, for each product type. This will inevitably result in some price increases. 

Books can be posted to non-EU countries outside the UK, but unfortunately postage costs have massively increased during the Covid epidemic due to reduced airline flights and therefore reduced space in cargo holds. 

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


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


Upcoming Digital Journal

From 2022, a digital pdf version of the Journal will be available. Members can see sample pdf version of Vol 51/4 in the Members' Area, above. 

This will be an alternative to the printed Journal, not a replacement. Subscription cost will be less for Members wanting the digital version only, and the content will be fully searchable online. 


Our quarterly journal is at the heart of the Society: 

Volume 51/4, Winter 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 51/4:

 Articles in this issue:

Rene Fonck - Allied Ace of Aces, Part 2: David Méchin 

Luck be a Lady Tonight - Kenneth Borman Watson,70 sqdn: Stewart Taylor

The World's First Military Drone Aircraft: Steve Mills

One Pusher Down - The short career of FE8 7624: Paul Hare 

Wright Aircraft in the United States Navy: Colin Owers

Gazetteer of British Flying Sites in France, Belgium and Germany, 1914-1920, Part 4: Peter Dye, Roger Austin, Mick Davis

Obituary - Stewart Taylor

.......And the Editorial by Mick Davis 


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