Steve Darlow is an author and documentary consultant with twenty-one books to his name.
Steve is often called upon as a contributor, consultant, or researcher for television documentaries, such as ‘Britain’s Flying Past – the Lancaster’, and most recently the Smithsonian Channel ‘s ‘Air Warriors – Spitfire.’ A further feature documentary called ‘Lancaster’, due for release in 2022, is currently in production, and Steve is acting as a co-producer and historical consultant.
Steve is writing and developing three theatrical productions, which are set within the Second World War, notably ‘Spitfire the Musical’ for which he is book writer and lyricist. ‘Their Finest Hour’, based on first-hand accounts from those who experienced the Second World War was first staged at South Hill Park, Bracknell in 2019. ‘Coup de Grace’, a dramatisation based on Steve’s book ‘Flightpath to Murder’ is in development.
In 2009 Steve founded Fighting High Publishing, which has now published over sixty books predominantly dealing with military aviation in the Second World War. Steve was asked to write and produce the official books for the Bomber Command Memorial, London, and the International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln.
Steve actively supports fundraising for military charities, most notably as an Ambassador for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The RAFBF often call on Steve as a historical consultant, to appear on television, radio and podcasts, and provide website content for any RAF related anniversaries.
Steve often gives talks on military aviation subjects at private events and literary festivals, and he has recently partnered with military tour company Battle Honours to write and lead their Strategic Air Offensive Tour. He will shortly be providing tours for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of some of their cemeteries which have aviation connections.
Steve’s grandfather served as a Pathfinder pilot with Bomber Command during the Second World War, flying on 32 operations and becoming a prisoner-of-war. Steve has been writing, researching and publishing books on Second World War aviation for 20 years, and has met, interviewed and corresponded with more than one hundred Second World War RAF veterans. Steve is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and respected experts on the subject of the RAF in the Second World War.