Tim McLelland

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Tim McLelland (formerly Tim Laming; 8 August 1962, in Sheffield – 6 November 2015) was a British aviation author, photographer and journalist. [1] [2] Self-taught with no formal qualifications, he went on to create over 40 different titles, which covered many different subjects. He died in the Macmillan Palliative Care Unit of the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, in 2015.[ citation needed ]

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  1. Leek, Michael (30 July 2015). The Panavia Tornado: A Photographic Tribute. Pen and Sword. p. 230. ISBN   978-1-4738-6914-1.
  2. "Vertical Dreams". Air & Space Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2020.