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 - Accident Of Birth - UK - CD single - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2021 14:01)on May 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
BRUCE DICKINSON Accident Of Birth (1997 Part 1 UK 3-track picture CD single, includes Demo Version and Ghost Of Cain, picture sleeve insertRAWX1042)
- Iron Maiden - Metal For Muthas - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 14:41)on May 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
VARIOUS Metal For Muthas (Classic 1980 UK 10-track NWOBHM LP compilation, featuring early versions of Sanctuary and Wrathchild by Iron Maiden which are only available on this album, also including Tomorrow Or Yesterday bySamson along with material by seven other artists from that era, picture sleeve with liner notes by Neal Kay. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play EMC3318)
- Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2021 14:54)on May 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
BRUCE DICKINSON Tattooed Millionaire (1990 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Ballad Of Mutt. The spot lacquered picture sleeve shows only light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition EM138)
- Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2021 18:58)on May 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988 UK 8-track vinyl LP, the classic seventh album from Maiden, including the singles Can I Play With Madness, The Evil That Men Do & The Clairvoyant, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play EMD1006)
- Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time + Insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2021 19:07)on May 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm
IRON MAIDEN Somewhere In Time (1986 UK 8-track vinyl LP, the sixth studio album by the British heavy metal band, including the singles Wasted Years & Heaven Can Wait, complete with illustrated lyric inner and merchandise insert, picture sleevefeaturing one of the best Derek Riggs artwork ever, with 'android' Eddie along with lots of little hidden extras. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl reamins in great condition with few signs of play EMC3512)