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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- Bruce Dickinson - (I Want To Be) Elected - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.30, €11.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 23-Mar-2023 19:11)on March 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm
MR BEAN & SMEAR CAMPAIGN featuring BRUCE DICKINSON (I Want To Be) Elected (1992 UK Comic Relief injection moulded 7" single featuring with & without Mr Bean Versions, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light corner creasing and the vinyl remains in great condition LON319)
- Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.19, €45.19 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2023 16:39)on March 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Book Of Souls (2015 UK/EU limited edition 11-track triple Heavyweight Black Vinyl LP - Their sixteenth studio album was produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley and includes the single Speed Of Light, Tears Of A Clown dedicated to Robin Williams who died last year, and Empire Of The Clouds which has a running time of over eighteen minutes becoming the longest song they have ever recorded. As with all Maiden albums, they would not be complete without Eddie, the glossy tri-fold picture sleeve featuring the stunning Maya-themed artwork [created by Mark Wilkinson] and comes with the illustrated lyric inners while the three discs look barely played)
- Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time - 180grm - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $30.74, €28.24 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2023 16:08)on March 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm
IRON MAIDEN Somewhere In Time (2014 UK limited edition 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl and cut from the original album master tapes. Originally released in 1986 and including the singles Wasted Years and Stranger In A Strange Land.Housed in a picture sleeve featuring the fantastic Derek Riggs artwork plus picture/lyric inner. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 180grm - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $30.74, €28.24 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2023 16:09)on March 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm
IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (2014 UK limited edition 8-track LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl and cut from the original album master tapes. Originally released in 1988 and including the singles Can I Play With Madness, The Evil That Men Do and The Clairvoyant, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Iron Maiden - Brave New World - 180gram Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.04, €39.54 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2023 16:19)on March 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm
IRON MAIDEN Brave New World (2017 UK issue 10-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl reissued as part of the 'Complete Albums Collection', including the singles The Wicker Man & Out Of The Silent Planet, housed in the gatefold picture sleeve. This example remains factory sealed from new)
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