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 - The Number Of The Beast - EX - UK - 12" picture disc - £30.00, $37.50, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2022 16:50)on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (2005 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc including the Original Version and a previously unreleased live version from the Clive Burr Charity Show at Brixton Academy in March 2002, along with Remember Tomorrow, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve has a small tear in the die-cut edge, some spine scuffing and general storage wear, whilst the disc remains in excellent condition 12EM666)
- Iron Maiden - Killers + Poster + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £295.00, $368.75, €348.10 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 12:34)on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Killers (1981 Japanese 11-track vinyl LP with picture labels, the highly influential second album featuring Wrathchild & The Ides Of March, picture sleeve with illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & matching blood font obi-strip. This copy also comes with the rare glossy 33" x 23" fold-out poster of the band live on stage. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the poster has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. A fantastic complete copy, all in near mint condition, now very hard to find EMS-91016)
- Iron Maiden - Monsters Of Rock 1988 T-Shirt - UK - t-shirt - £195.00, $243.75, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 16:10)on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Monsters Of Rock 1988 T-Shirt (Rare 1988 UK white cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring the superb Seventh Son ice landscape Eddie image that was used to promote the band's first headline appearance at the iconic Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington on 20 August 1988 along with other festival shows around Europe. It has the official © 1988 Bravado Mercahndise mark below. The back has the Monsters Of Rock text with a list of all the European stadium and festival shows with two iceberg Eddies alongside. Sized Large (Pit-to-pit measures 20", Collar-to-hem measures 28"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item from prime time Maiden)
- Iron Maiden - Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $118.75, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:25)on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt (Rare Circa 2001 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring the Killers album artwork on the front with © 1997 Iron Maiden Holdings Limited. The back has the red Killers textacross the top, the Iron maiden logo and the tour dates for the latter part of the Brave New World Tour from October 19th to November 10th when the tour visited Japan, UK, Germany and Greece. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 24", Collar-to-hem measures 28"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)
- Iron Maiden - Maiden England 2013 - Donington - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $118.75, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:01)on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Maiden England 2013 - Donington (Rare Official 2013 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring a great image of Eddie in his Trooper uniform riding horseback chasing the Download Dog around the Donington race circuit with the classic Iron Maiden logo in red and Download 2013 on the bridge. The back has another superb take on the Seventh Son Eddie holding a bloodied, embryonic Download Dog with the 'Maiden England' text above and 15/06 Donington England UK in white text beneath. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 22", Collar-to-hem measures 29"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)