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 - Stranger In A Strange Land - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2020 14:40)on September 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
IRON MAIDEN Stranger In A Strange Land (1986 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single also including That Girl & Juanita; glossy picture sleeve featuring one of the best images Derek Riggs has ever created for a single, with the Android 'Eddie' in a bar withaliens around him, something like Star Wars meets Blade Runner! The sleeve has some light corner creasing, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play 12EMI5589)
- Iron Maiden - Powerslave + Poster + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2020 11:30)on September 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
IRON MAIDEN Powerslave (Rare 1984 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, textured picture sleeve including glossy 4-page insert with Japanese text biography, lyrics and discography, matching obi-strip and the rare 28" x 18" fold-out 'live' poster. The sleeve displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows very little evidence of play. A fantastic complete copy, now very hard to find EMS-91091)
- Iron Maiden - From Here To Eternity - Poster Sleeve - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2020 16:40)on September 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
IRON MAIDEN From Here To Eternity (Original 1992 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single which also includes Roll Over Vic Vella & No Prayer For The Dying, housed in a fold-out limited edition poster picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor general wear mostly to the edges which is common with a folded poster sleeve, and has a couple of small pin holes to show it has been displayed, whilst the vinyl has only a few light surface marks. Overall an excellent example at an advantageous price 12EMP240)
- Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark + Stickered & Insert - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Sep-2020 12:39)on September 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
IRON MAIDEN Fear Of The Dark (Rare 1992 UK 12-track double vinyl LP with picture labels, including the singles Be Quick Or Be Dead & From Here To Eternity, 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, complete with the merchandise insert. The sleeve has just a little spinewear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played, a really nice example EMD1032)
- Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2020 17:43)on September 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
IRON MAIDEN No Prayer For The Dying (1990 UK first pressing 10-track LP with A-1U/B-1U matrices, the eighth studio album by the British metal legends including Tail Gunner & the number one single, Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter, glossy picture sleeve featuring the classic Eddie breaking out of a grave image by Derek Riggs & lyric inner. The sleeve displays only light wear but has a small split at the top, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, overall an excellent example EMD1017)