Welcome to Winston Forde Books

Squadron Leader Winston Forde RAF Ret’d was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was educated at the Prince of Wales School, and later trained as a Flight Cadet at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, and was commissioned on 18 Dec 62 as a pilot officer in the Admin (Sec) Branch. He retired from Regular service in 1994, and as a Squadron Leader in the RAF Reserve worked with cadets of the Air Training Corps as the Wing Executive Officer Headquarters Surrey Wing ATC until February 2010. He is the Author of six books, Air Force Cadet, The Runaway, Airborne Soldiers, Reflections on our Independence, The Story of Mining in Sierra Leone, From Aden to Bliss, a short play in Krio, and has published several articles.