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.

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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.

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Australia’s Most Highly Decorated Airman of WWII – Dambuster Flt Lt Dave Shannon

Flight Lieutenant Dave Shannon, Flight Lieutenant RD Trevor-Roper, Squadron Leader GW Holden - 617 Squadron 22 July 1943

Australian Flight Lieutenant Dave Shannon with Gibson’s rear-gunner, Flight Lieutenant RD Trevor-Roper and Squadron Leader GW Holden, all of the RAF’s Dambuster 617 Squadron on 22 July 1943.

Shannon was the most highly decorated Australian airman who served during the Second World War.

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