An introduction to the Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series

We’ve just uploaded a page that details the story behind the Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series.  You can find it by clicking HERE

All pre-orders have now been despatched so UK orders should arrive this week.

On Sunday October 25th, from 11am – 3pm, Simon W Parry and Mark Postlethwaite,  along with Nigel Parker author of the Luftwaffe Crash Archive and Dennis Knight, author of Dennis Knight’s Battle of Britain Sketchbook will all be in attendance at the official launch of the Battle of Britain Combat Archive series at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum Hawkinge.  More details to follow.

Delivery problems

Our distributors Bookworld WS have discovered that their system malfunctioned for a few days around the end of August, causing them to miss around a dozen orders.  If your order number is between 3765 and 3781 then we apologise for the delay in getting your order to you, all are now in hand and will be despatched within the next 24 hrs.

As a general rule, all UK orders should normally arrive within a few days, so if your UK order is over a week old and undelivered, please do let us know.  (This doesn’t include advance pre-orders of course!)

Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume One NOW IN STOCK!

Today our warehouse received the first shipment of our new book Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume One.  The books will be delivered to the distributors tomorrow, (Battle of Britain Day), so the first ordered copies will be going out, fittingly, on 15th September.  We really look forward to hearing what people think of the book when they see it so please do let us have your feedback.

Looking further ahead, we will be holding a Battle of Britain print and book launch at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge on Sunday 25th October.  Mark Postlethwaite, Simon W Parry, Dennis Knight and Nigel Parker will all be in attendance to talk about their respective books and prints.   More details to follow.


Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume One

Red Kite are delighted to announce the launch of a major new landmark series of books on the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series will form the most comprehensive account ever of The Few’s gallant efforts. Focusing solely on RAF Fighter Command’s clashes with the Luftwaffe, the series covers every combat that took place on every day of the Battle of Britain. Using contemporary accounts such as combat reports, rarely seen squadron intelligence summaries and the newly released casualty reports, the author and his team of experts have broken down each day into its individual combats and assembled the claims, losses and first-hand accounts into a highly accessible format. These combats are illustrated with specially designed maps showing the amount of aircraft involved, the area that the engagement took place and the location of where the casualties came to earth. Each combat and casualty report is illustrated with a photo of the pilot wherever possible.

Volume One is now available for Pre-Order with a publication date of 15th September.  Click on the cover for more details.

303 Squadron – Complete Illustrated History Volume Three NOW OUT


The final volume of our 303 Squadron trilogy is now in stock and available to order at the special introductory price of just £20 + postage. Volume Three covers the period from the autumn of 1943 until the war’s end and the squadron’s ultimate disbandment in 1946, and includes wartime colour photos and a full index for all three volumes.
Just click on the cover for full details. 


303 Squadron – Complete Illustrated History Volume Three

We are delighted to announce that the third and final volume of Wojtek Matusiak’s magnificent work on 303 Squadron is now at the printers and has a publication date of 14th July.  We apologise for the delay with this final volume, we have been creating a comprehensive index and adding updates right up until it went to press, so hopefully you’ll find it worth the wait.   We’ll have it on the website ready for pre-order in a couple of days.

LCA7 and BofB Sketchbook now in stock

We are delighted to announce that Luftwaffe Crash Archive 7 and Dennis Knight’s Battle of Britain sketchbook were delivered to our UK storage facility today.  This means that the first pre-orders should go out from Wednesday onwards so if you’ve placed an advance order for either title, expect to receive them within the next week or so.

Both books look great so we hope you’ll enjoy them!   We’ll keep the special pre-order prices for the remainder of this month and don’t forget you can order both titles for just £40 using our combination deal, click on the photo for more details.


NEW! Dennis Knight’s Battle of Britain Sketchbook



We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Dennis Knight’s Battle of Britain Sketchbook.  Dennis is well known in Battle of Britain circles as one of the original historians who first showed an interest in recording and researching the events of 1940.  Dennis travelled the south coast in the 1960s, interviewing eye-witnesses and drawing sketch maps of various incidents thus recording first-hand accounts that have long since faded away with the passage of time.  Now for the first time, Red Kite have gathered all his sketch maps and notes together to form a wonderfully evocative book, full of first hand accounts and rare insights into what have become some well known incidents from the Battle.  Illustrated throughout with over 100 original photos from Dennis’s own photo archive, this large format book is a must-have for any Battle of Britain enthusiast.

Pre-orders now being taken for a 26th May release.  For more details and sample pages, click HERE.

Also look out for our special deal to purchase Luftwaffe Crash Archive 7 and this book together to save £10 on RRP.  Click here for details   COMBINATION DEAL


Luftwaffe Crash Archive 7

Just an update to say that LCA7 should be on the website ready for pre-order on Tuesday 26th April.  We are just finishing the final proof reading now and the files will be with the printers on Tuesday morning.  We have a general rule that we don’t like to post a book on the site for pre-order until it is in production, that way we can be confident of the publication date which in this case should be around 26th May.  Also being published at the same time is a new title, ‘Dennis Knight’s Battle of Britain sketchbook’, a large format book full of original photos, eye witness accounts and of course, Dennis’s wonderful sketch maps of incidents from the Battle of Britain.  More details to follow.