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”

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Dambuster Guy Gibson Reading in a Poppy Field July 1943

Wing Commander Guy Gibson Poppy Field 22 July 1943

Wing Commander, Guy Gibson, VC, commander of RAF 617 Squadron and the famous Dambuster raid relaxing in a poppy field near RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on 22 July 1943. The poppy is the official symbol of remembrance in the UK.

Read more at Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters byRichard Edwards

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Dambusters Guy Gibson and Dave Maltby at RAF Scampton July 1943

Wing Commander Guy Gibson and Squadron Leader DJH 'Dave' MaltbyRAF Scampton July 1943

Wing Commander Guy Gibson of Dambusters 617 Squadron sits at his desk at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire with fellow dam buster Squadron Leader Dave Maltby. The picture was taken by an official RAF photographer on 22 July 1943.

Read more at Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards

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