Now remarkably in its 27th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relics has been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. With in-depth coverage of more than 700 locations across the UK and Ireland, it charts over 5,000 aircraft including their potted histories, build and arrival dates. Wrecks & Relics is the only publication required to discover the incredible aeronautical treasures found across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. It provides a trusted, comprehensive rundown of museums and their exhibits - static or flying - workshops, military gate guardians, stored and instructional airframes. It also reveals redundant airframes being used for the most unlikely of purposes, including for glamping and at paint-ball sites. Each edition is profusely illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs and is fully indexed easing a search of where to go over the weekend, or where to find an extant example of a favourite aircraft. Whether it travels in the car or sits on the book shelf Wrecks & Relics will prove to be a vital and faithful companion to the aviation heritage of the British Isles which will be referred to again and again.
Ken Ellis is best known for Wrecks & Relics, the biennial bible of the UK preservation movement. He is author or co-author of 12 other titles. Ellis is a member of 20+ aviation societies and groups and holds a private pilots license, flying whenever he can.