Includes illustrations from the original edition, as well as covers of the magazines in which the stories were first printed

Nowadays, planes are safe and stable machines. Come now to join a young Bigglesworth’s earliest adventures as he joins the fighting on the front lines in France, during the First World War. The flying corps has just been formed and the planes are deathtraps, invented barely days before.

Read on to find the origin story of one of Britain’s greatest and most loved heroes.