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WWII Dambusters memorabilia will be auctioned this month
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WWII Dambusters memorabilia will be auctioned this month

During the Second World War the Allied power started their bombing mission against Germany and they targeted the dams of the Ruhr. For this mission an elite Lancaster bomber unit was brought into action. It’s targets were the German dams and therefore, from then it was known as the Dambusters. […]

MUST SEE: 20 unseen images of Lancasters in flight and……
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MUST SEE: 20 unseen images of Lancasters in flight and……

Rare and stunning in flight pictures of Lancasters bombers. Bombing streams, D-Day, bomb bay, crashed Lancaster, Cologne and many more. These photographs were taken by John Aitken DFC and his fellow crew members of Lancaster AA-U ‘Uncle’. He served with 75 (New Zealand) Squadron. The rights to these photographs lie […]

Lawrence Benner, the tail gunner tells his tale
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Lawrence Benner, the tail gunner tells his tale

Lawrence Benner, a crew member of the Lancaster bomber aircraft reflects on his journey as a tail gunner during the Second World War. A Tail gunner is a crew member of a military air craft who attacks the enemy fighters sitting at the back or tail of the aircraft. Lawrence […]

As rear gunner, Martin Charters flew 40 missions under heavy fire, now, at the age of 93, his heroics are finally honoured
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As rear gunner, Martin Charters flew 40 missions under heavy fire, now, at the age of 93, his heroics are finally honoured

As a so-called ‘Tail-end Charlie’ – a rear gunner in a World War Two bomber plane – Martin Charters had the most dangerous job in the most dangerous part of the UK’s armed forces. Not only did he survive almost 40 raids in the flak-filled skies over heavily defended Nazi-occupied […]

Britain’s Forgotten Bombers
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Britain’s Forgotten Bombers

Britain’s Forgotten Bombers The heroes of the Battle of Britain have long been celebrated and decorated, and rightly so; but the Bomber Command servicemen were in even more danger of being shot down than the fighters, and bravely crossed into enemy territory again and again. Here’s why Britain’s Bomber crews […]

Canada’s Lancaster bomber returns home after historic U.K. tour
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Canada’s Lancaster bomber returns home after historic U.K. tour

Canada’s only operational WWII Lancaster bomber plane was met by hundreds of cheering onlookers and a Scottish marching band and as it touched down in Hamilton Sunday after a historic aerial tour in the U.K. The 69-year-old Lancaster landed at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Sunday after flying across the […]

Archive on BBC Radio 4: recording of a crew in a bombing raid over Berlin
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Archive on BBC Radio 4: recording of a crew in a bombing raid over Berlin

Stephen Evans, the BBC’s Berlin correspondent, tells the story of Wynford Vaughan-Thomas’s report recorded aboard a Lancaster Bomber during a raid on Berlin. In 1943 the RAF contacted the BBC with a dramatic offer: they were willing to send a two-man radio crew on a bombing raid over Berlin. The […]

Two Lancasters Pay Tribute To The Dambusters – Flypast Over Derwent Dam
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Two Lancasters Pay Tribute To The Dambusters – Flypast Over Derwent Dam

The World’s last two flying Lancasters have paid a moving tribute to the RAF’s Second World War bomber force.  The Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAF BBMF) worked with Severn Trent Water as two Lancasters swept over the Derwent Dam for the first time in over 50 […]

STOP PRESS: The Panton family have a dream, to make THEIR Lancaster bomber FLY!
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STOP PRESS: The Panton family have a dream, to make THEIR Lancaster bomber FLY!

With the spotlight on a pair of World War Two Lancaster bombers touring the UK, a farming family are trying to restore their own bomber so it can take to the sky. The Panton family have a dream, A very expensive, very laborious but incredibly precious dream. They have a […]

BRINGING LANCASTER ‘EASY ELSIE’ BACK TO BRITAIN: A VERY SPECIAL WARBIRD A LONG WAY FROM HOME.
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BRINGING LANCASTER ‘EASY ELSIE’ BACK TO BRITAIN: A VERY SPECIAL WARBIRD A LONG WAY FROM HOME.

Mark Barnes gets the low down on the campaign to bring home a surviving aircraft from 617 Squadron’s effort to sink the Tirpitz in 1944. Andy Smith contacted us to raise awareness of a campaign to recover the remaining wreckage of Easy Elsie a 617 Squadron Avro Lancaster that force […]