Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display

A compilation of some old footage from a visit to an air display at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford back in 2009 that was thought to have been lost. Continue reading “Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display”

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The Iconic Avro Lancaster, Still Capturing the Public’s Imagination

Lacaster 1The four-engined Lancaster bomber is one of the most iconic British aircraft of the Second World War and is still flying, seventy years on. The aircraft made its first operational bombing mission on 17 April 1942 and by the height of the war 42 Bomber Command squadrons operated Lancasters. Continue reading “The Iconic Avro Lancaster, Still Capturing the Public’s Imagination”

Avro Vulcan V-Force Bomber: Britain’s Cold War Nuclear Deterrent

The Vulcan, a delta wing subsonic jet bomber served with the RAF for over thirty years and fulfilled a central role as part of Britain’s nuclear deterrent in the Cold War.

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Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters

Guy Gibson, Legend of the Dam BustersTells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the most famous bombing mission of the Second World War. The book is a fitting tribute to Gibson and the airmen who took part in the legendary Dambuster raid in May 1943.

The book explores Gibson’s complex and difficult personality, the development of the bouncing bomb and the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it getting off the drawing board.
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Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters – Reviews

Some readers’ comments about Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters. Continue reading “Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters – Reviews”