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Distributors Closed This Week

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Slight delay to despatch of orders

Our distributors Bookworld WS are closed this week for reorganisation and rebuilding in preparation for the sales peak towards Christmas. As such, any orders placed this week will be despatched from next Monday, 6th September. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Follow our latest News on Facebook

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Regular updates are now on Facebook

In case you were wondering why our news pages are only sporadically updated here, it's because most of our collectors now follow us on Facebook, where we update the news every week. You can find everything by following this link, including news of our latest releases.

Spitfire Mk V book now in stock

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Plus news about European Postage Rates

Happy to report that the new Spitfire Mk V book arrived in stock two days early so all orders are now going out.

CLICK HERE to order.

In other news, the chaos in the European postage system shows no signs of settling just yet. DPD are still returning parcels without reason, so today we've switched to DHL to try to get European orders through at last. Theirs is a more expensive service but we will of course absorb this cost on all orders that have already been placed. For future European orders we have temporarily raised the 'over 700g' price to £25. As soon as things settle down we will return this price hopefully back to what it was.

Christmas and New Year Holiday

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Our distributors are taking a well earned rest!

We'd like to wish all of our collectors, young and old, a very Happy Christmas and a Hopeful New Year!

Our distributors have done a great job this year, working round the clock sometimes to get books out on time despite the postal problems caused by the Pandemic. They are therefore taking a well earned rest over Christmas from 23rd December to 4th January. You are still very welcome to order books during this period, all orders received will be despatched from the 4th January.

Battle of Britain V9 and Lancaster MkI/III Early Production WPA

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Two new books Launching 7th December!

We're delighted to announce the launch of both Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 9 and Avro Lancaster MkI/III Early Production batches in the WPA series. Both books should be huge sellers and will be in the warehouse from 9th December. Pre orders are now being taken so get your order in early to ensure a pre-Christmas delivery. All orders sent out from the 9th December will also receive our NEW 16 page 2021 full colour brochure with some exciting offers inside!

Me109 Units Part 2

Friday, October 16, 2020

Me109 Units Part 2 now in stock!

We are delighted to announce that Messerschmitt Bf 109 Units in the Battle of Britain Part 2 covering JG27, JG51 and JG52 is now in stock. As in Part 1 we have 39 colour profiles featuring every Staffel in these three Geschwaders. Click HERE for more details.

Heinkel 219 Back in Stock

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The He219 book is now available for sale again

The incredible demand for Ron Ferguson's Heinkel 219 book led to the first batch selling out in just a couple of weeks. We have now taken delivery of the second batch so this title is now available for immediate delivery again. Look out for our Hurricane MkI book and Dunkirk to the Fall of France Combat Archive coming soon. Here's a sneak preview of the Hurricane cover!

New Books Now In Stock

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pre-orders already going out

We are delighted to announce that Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 8 is now in stock and pre-orders are already in the post.

Also the second book in our WPA series after the Spitfire MkI is also available. Me109E Units in the BofB Part 1 covers JG2, JG3 and JG26 with a stunning total of over 100 photos and 39 colour profiles by the renowned artist Piotr Forkasiewicz. Check them out now and if you're in the UK order them both to receive FREE postage.

Two NEW books!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Two NEW books now available for pre-order

We are delighted to announce that Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 8 is now available for pre-order.

Also the second book in our WPA series after the Spitfire MkI is also available. Me109E Units in the BofB Part 1 covers JG2, JG3 and JG26 with a stunning total of over 100 photos and 39 colour profiles by the renowned artist Piotr Forkasiewicz. Check them both out now and if you're in the UK order them both to receive FREE postage.

Tracking Numbers

Monday, May 11, 2020


We've just sent out over 400 advance orders for the Spitfire book so thanks to everyone who has bought a copy so far and also thanks for the very positive feedback!

Now, here's the important bit. As this book is just £19.95, none of the orders will have been sent with a tracking number, (unless they were part of a much larger order). The reason is simply that it's not worth charging you double the postage cost, just so you can see at which airport or sorting office your book currently is. The books only went out last week and already we've received our first overseas request for a tracking number... PLEASE be patient. Some collectors are reporting waits of up to 2 months for parcels to cross the Atlantic or to get to Australia due to the lack of commercial flights at the moment. Even UK and European deliveries are slower than normal.

So, just to be clear, please don't email us asking for a tracking number, sit back and relax and your book will arrive as soon as it possibly can in the current crisis.


Spitfire book now in stock!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Our UK printers deliver 4 days early.

We are very happy to announce that the new Spitfire MkI book is now in stock and orders will start to be despatched from today. We have decided to use a UK printer (Spectrum) for this series to help local businesses during the crisis and although more expensive, we do get faster turnaround times.

Thanks to all those people who have pre-ordered so far, we'd be very happy to hear what you think of this new book as we are aiming to produce many more in this series and can happily tweak the format if something doesn't quite work for our readers.

NEW Spitfire MkI book!

Monday, April 27, 2020

The first in a new series!

If in this 80th Anniversary Year of the Battle of Britain you are planning to build a model of a Spitfire MkI then you'll need our latest publication, the first in a new series of photographic reference books.

'Spitfire Mk I in RAF Service from 1936 - the Battle of Britain' is the first in our new Wingleader Photo Archive series and features over 130 wartime/pre-war photos along with 6 three-view colour profiles.

CLICK HERE for more details.

Wingleader Magazine online link

Monday, April 27, 2020

A way to still view the magazine online.

As we have now closed the Wingleader Magazine website, we realise that there are still people who are keen to read the back issues. You can of course purchase our Compendium Editions in the shop which contain all the issues, but if you want to see one specific issue then you can click here to view them;

NCA 1944 Part 2 and Covid 19 Delivery times

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

An update on the latest book and Lockdown news

We're happy to announce that Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 Part 2 was delivered to our distributors today, after a slight delay on its journey across Europe.

Our distributors Bookworld are following the government guidelines so are down to one member of staff to despatch all orders. This means that for the foreseeable future, all orders placed will be sent out, but there may be an extra day or two delay depending upon the volume of orders. Of course, our overseas customers should also bear in mind the huge reduction in air travel which means air mail services will slow down as well.

Christmas Holiday

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Postage arrangements over Christmas

Our Distributors will be closed from Monday 23rd December until Thursday 2nd January so any orders placed during this period will be despatched from the 2nd.

Thanks to all of our loyal customers for your support this year, we hope you have enjoyed our books and we look forward to producing some very exciting titles in 2020.

Happy Christmas!

Wingleader Magazine Compendium Volumes

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Wingleader Magazine Compendium Volumes are now available to order individually

We have just uploaded Volumes 1 and 2 of the Wingleader Magazine printed Compendium Volumes as individual items to the website. All subscribers should receive their copy of Volume 2 within the next week or so. This second volume covers the Dambusters Special Edition that was issue 5, so all those who were interested in a hard copy of that issue can now purchase it as part of Compendium 2.

NCA The Early Years Part 3

Saturday, July 27, 2019

NCA The Early Years Part 3 is now ready for pre-order

Publication date for NCA The Early Years Part 3 is 5th August so the book is now available for pre-order on our website.

NCA The Early Years Part 2 Now in Stock!

Monday, February 11, 2019

We've just received NCA The Early Years Part 2 from the printers so all pre-orders are now on their way.

For all those collecting the Nachtjagd Combat Archive series, we're delighted to announce that The Early Years Part 2 is now published and in stock. More details HERE.

Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 21, 2018

A very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year from us all at Wing Leader.

Our hard working distributors Bookworld have now closed for the Christmas holiday and will reopen on 3rd January. All orders placed over the Christmas period therefore will be despatched from that date.

Thanks to each and everyone of you who has purchased a book from us this year. Your continued patronage is the very reason why we can continue to produce the books that we do. We have plenty of new projects lined up for 2019 so sign up for our regular newsletter and of course sign up for the free Wingleader Magazine as well!

Messerschmitt Bf 110 Units in the Battle of Britain Part 1

Monday, November 5, 2018

We are happy to anounce that this title is now in stock!

John Vasco's new book, Messerschmitt Bf 110 Units in the Battle of Britain Part One, arrived exactly on time from the printers and is now in stock. All pre-orders have now been despatched. John will be signing copies of this book at Telford Scale Modelworld on Sunday 11 November. If you plan to go do come and say hello, we'll all be on the Bookworld stand in Hall 3.

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years Now in Stock!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Right on schedule, the NCA The Early Years Part One is now in stock.

All pre-orders for this title have now been sent out so they should arrive very shortly.

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years

Monday, October 1, 2018

We've just uploaded the next book in the hugely popular Nachtjagd Combat Archive series, covering 1939 - 12 July 1941, to the website, ready for pre-order.

With copies of Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One now down to less that 50 copies in the warehouse, we're very happy to announce the latest title in this popular series is now available for pre-order. NCA The Early Years - Part One covers 1939 - 12th July 1941 and contains some incredibly rare and unseen photos of both the early Nachtjagd fighters and their victims. This and the next two volumes will cover up to the end of 1942 and then we'll turn our attention to 1944.

The book should be delivered to our warehouse on 11th October and all pre-orders containing this title will be despatched from then.

New books now in Stock!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 6 and Blenheim MkI (Modeller's Photographic Archive Number 1) are both now in stock.

Right on schedule, our two new books have been delivered to our warehouse and will be delivered to our distributors tomorrow (Tuesday 4th September. All pre-orders will therefore start to go out tomorrow, meaning that UK orders should begin to arrive by the end of this week. As the Blenheim is the first in a new series, we'd welcome any feedback, good or bad, so that we can refine the series as we go. To contact us please use the 'Get in Touch' page.