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James Bigglesworth
Biggles character
Biggles of 266 cover.jpg
Cover of Biggles of 266
First appearance "The White Fokker" (1932)
Last appearance Biggles Air Ace: The Uncollected Stories (1999)
Created by W. E. Johns
Portrayed by Neville Whiting
Neil Dickson
Information
Full name James Bigglesworth
Nickname(s) Biggles
Gender Male
Occupation Pilot
Family Charles Bigglesworth (brother)
Relatives Algernon Lacey (cousin)
Nationality English (raised in British India)

James Bigglesworth, nicknamed "Biggles", is a fictional pilot and adventurer, the title character and hero of the Biggles series of adventure books, written for young readers by W. E. Johns (1893–1968). Biggles made his first appearance in the story The White Fokker, published in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine and again as part of the first collection of Biggles stories, The Camels Are Coming (both 1932). Johns continued to write "Biggles books" until his death in 1968, the series eventually spanning nearly a hundred volumes – including novels and short story collections – most of the latter with a common setting and time.


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