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 - On Board Flight 666 - UK - book - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:26)on February 27, 2021 at 10:22 am
IRON MAIDEN On Board Flight 666 (2011 UK 256-page 11½" x 9½" hardback book - an exclusive behind the scenes photo documentary by official band photographer John McMurtrie, with foreword by Captain Bruce Dickinson. An unprecendented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken. Features over 600 spectacular photographs, annotated with individual insight and anecdotes, plus superb picture dust jacket)
- Iron Maiden - Calendar 2018 - Danilo - UK - calendar - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2021 14:13)on February 27, 2021 at 10:22 am
IRON MAIDEN Calendar 2018 (2018 Officially Licensed calendar from the British Heavy Metal giants, includes 12 great images of Eddie creating his own metal mayhem around the world! Although not sealed this calendar remains in excellent condition with very little wear)
- Iron Maiden - Live At Donington - UK - 2-CD album set - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2021 15:03)on February 27, 2021 at 10:22 am
IRON MAIDEN Live At Donington (Original 1993 UK 20-track double CD album set, recorded live at the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington on the 22nd August 1992. Comes loaded with classic Maiden songs along with a guest appearance from AdrianSmith who had left the band a few years earlier, housed in a fat double jewel case complete with the original bootleg style black & white title sleeve [later issued in an LP style card wallet sleeve] - now hard to find CDDON1)
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden + Obi & Insert - Japanese - vinyl LP - £85.00, $115.60, €95.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2021 09:39)on February 27, 2021 at 10:22 am
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (1980 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, the debut album including the singles Running Free & Sanctuary, picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert & silver obi-strip. The sleeve and obi both displays minimal wear and the vinyl also very little signs of play, a really nice 'near as new' example EMS-81327)
- Iron Maiden - Brave New World - UK - picture disc LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2021 10:06)on February 27, 2021 at 10:22 am
IRON MAIDEN Brave New World (Rare 2000 UK limited edition 10-track Double LP Picture Disc set, the twelfth studio album by the English heavy metal band, known for the return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith, featuring the singles TheWicker Man & Out Of The Silent Planet, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with artwork by Derek Riggs & Steve Stone, including lyric & credit printed inners. Although not sealed this example remains in fantastic condition showing minimal wear andvery little evidence of actually seeing a turntable. An outstanding copy of this now very rare and long out of print pressing)