Derek Empson

Knutsford, Cheshire, England

I have now written five books of which three - those describing our travels in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand and the latest about a week's holiday in Norfolk, England - were written and illustrated jointly with my wife, Margaret. On military aviation subjects I have written two books. The Blurb Book is entitled, "Sunderland Mark V". In November 2011, I updated this to its 2nd Edition. It contains 88 photographs taken by me of the exterior and interior including all crew stations and their equipment in Sunderland Mark V ML796, at Duxford Imperial War Museum. This flying boat saw long service with the RAF and many other nations. My photo captions describe the aircraft's and crew's equipment in great detail. My other Military Aviation book, published by Pen & Sword in 2010, is entitled, "Sunderland over Far Eastern Seas", a personal account of flying as Navigator of RAF Sunderland flying boats in the Far East in the 1950s on operations over the Yellow Sea during the Korean War

Books by Derek Empson