August 2015: Book Review by Andy Wright – Aircrew Book Reviews:
Reviews of books featuring aircrew of the RAF, FAA and Commonwealth air forces during the Second World War with occasional reviews of other titles covering the conflict.
“…Wings Of The Dawn is a flowing read that is much more than a memoir about a Lancaster pilot. This short period of operational flying is easily the most dangerous of Cyril’s wartime flying, and is a very popular subject at present, but the real strength of this book is the time spent in Africa. It is a rare account and to be delivered with so much detail, ably supported by excellent diary extracts, with equal effort given to describing the flying, landscape and the people, makes it almost feel like a privilege to read…
…The African flying is what really drew me in to this book. However, the hook had already been set by the 100 pages of pre-war life. Not only was it the most entertaining and informative that I had read for quite some time but it was written in a way that it was easy to keep track of Cyril’s large family. It was a strict and structured home life but the Johnson family was supportive and loving and, from several discussions with the author, clearly remains so to this day. Such a welcome commitment to recording the years before the war is only ever seen in biographies that set out to lay a life bare…”
Read the full review here: http://aircrewbookreview.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/wings-of-dawn-kate-johnson.html
April 2014: Cyril Johnson – ABC ANZAC Day Feature Interview
April 2014: Cyril Johnson – ABC 7.30 Report
February 2014: The Advertiser Newspaper – Full Page Spread
2014: Aged Care Magazine – Cover and Feature article
See https://news.agedcareguide.com.au/2014/04/02/story-of-a-humble-hero/ for the full article.
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