Hopgood’s Schoolboy Diary

If you are looking for a Christmas present for the Dambusters aficionado (or Old Marlburian) in your life, then you might be interested in this limited edition of Flt Lt John Hopgood’s schoolboy diary, written in 1938-39 while he was at Marlborough College. It has been published by Jenny Elmes, Hopgood’s niece and also his biographer (see M-Mother, History Press, 2015).
Only 20 copies have been published, cloth bound in Marlborough’s colours and individually numbered. The price is £50.
Contact Jenny Elmes for more details.

4 thoughts on “Hopgood’s Schoolboy Diary

  1. Bruce James December 5, 2017 / 9:24 am


    Your uncle is one of my heroes and not forgotten here in the land down under. As a child of 1940 I was made aware of the courage and skills of those who took part in the air war of WW2. The events of 17 May 1943 and 617 Sq. are long remembered here and is the stuff of legends.

    In my home here I have a Robert Taylor print of Mick Martin (Flt. Lt.) making his run in to the Moehne Dam. Mick would have known your uncle of course- what a great generation they were.

    Kind regards, Bruce James Sydney, Australia

    Sent from my iPhone

    > On 5 Dec. 2017, at 7:01 pm, Dambusters Blog wrote > > >

  2. Mohne all the time . December 7, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Diary ordered, Thank you .Jenny also informed me £5 from the sale will go to the AJ-A Memorial fund.. again thank you .

  3. Mohne all the time . December 14, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Diary received . A great tribute Thank you .

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