From Planet Rock.
“Alongside being well known for being classic rock band Iron Maiden’s lead singer, Bruce is a keen and avid fencer and pilot with many affiliations with the Royal Air Force after being attested as an Hon. Group Captain yesterday!
“Bruce started fencing at 13 at Oundle School after being convinced by a metalwork teacher. When he got into fencing he realised that it was more about physical training, but gave the brain exercise as well “because it seemed like a romantic, melodramatic form of combat”… we hear you Bruce!!!
Bruce Dickinson the pilot © PA Images
“He is just one of the many inspirational and high profile fencers we are reaching out to to attend the event.
“On April 26 2013 Bruce fenced Olympic winner Bartosz Piasecki in Oslo prior to the start of the Norwegian fencing championship. Bruce did well during the warm-up sessions but was defeated as soon as the match kicked off.
“Piasecki had this to say about his opponent: ‘He’s kick-ass. He is short but incredibly fast, that’s his weapon. He looked like Rocky when he arrived in a brown robe with his fencing kit in a shoulder bag.’”
Forces Network claims that Bruce could also compete at the Royal Air Force Fencing Open and also the RAF Championships.
The Royal Air Force Fencing Open takes place from 27th to 28th June. It’s highly unlikely Bruce will appear at the opening day as it clashes with Iron Maiden’s gig at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Together with being an Iron Maiden legend, commercial pilot, fencer and RAF member, the multi-talented Bruce is also a successful beer brewer, broadcaster and author, amongst other things. He’s also an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, in recognition of his famed 1994 show in the war-ravaged city.
All hail Hon. Group Captain Paul Bruce Dickinson!
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- Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark + Sticker & Insert - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £195.00, $269.10, €228.15 (New Item) (arrived 10-Sep-2021 17:21)on September 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
IRON MAIDEN Fear Of The Dark (Rare 1992 UK 12-track double LP with picture labels, complete with Merchandise insert, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve featuring the 'Eddie' tree artwork by Melvin Grant. This was the first album not to feature artwork by Derek Riggs. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' with little sign of play. A fantastic example of this 90s original pressing EMD1032)
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden + Insert - Japanese - vinyl LP - £40.00, $55.20, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2021 08:41)on September 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (1980 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, the debut album including the singles Running Free & Sanctuary, picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert. The sleeve displays minimal wear & the vinyl is Near Mintwith few signs of play EMS-81327)
- Iron Maiden - Virus - Poster Sleeve - UK - 12" vinyl - £175.00, $241.50, €204.75 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 12:29)on September 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
IRON MAIDEN Virus (Rare 1996 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single, the non album track but featured on the Beast Of The Beast compilation album, also includes Prowler & Invasion, both taken from the legendary 1979 'The Soundhouse Tapes', superb fold-out poster picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear and has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. A fantastic example of now hard to find pressing and the only commercial vinyl release of this single! 12EMP443)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Red Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Aug-2021 10:53)on September 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK limited edition Red Vinyl 7" single, with picture labels & intact four prong centre. Also includes Remember Tomorrow recorded live in Italy, in a plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light cosmetic surface scuffs EMI5287)
- Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills + Christmas Card - UK - 7" vinyl - £40.00, $55.20, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2021 09:20)on September 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
IRON MAIDEN Run To The Hills (1985 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single featuring a live version of the title track recorded at Long Beach Arena in March that year, also including Phantom Of The Opera live from Hammersmith Odeon in October '84,complete with facsimile signed Christmas card with Prince Eddie with the Ugly Sisters and Cinderella on the front, great Phantom Eddie of The Opera picture sleeve EMI5542)