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Tag Archives: Bomber Command
75 years ago today the first prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Woodford, Manchester. It was to become the work-horse of RAF Bomber Command and the most successful bomber of World War Two. The Lancaster was one of the most dangerous places to be in the entire war – the life expectancy of a new recruit was just two weeks.
Thanks to all who served with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. It wasn’t just fighter pilots who saved Britain from invasion!
Blogger: GemSen You may have heard of the name Ferguson Smith? And not only because there have been a couple of obituaries in the media about him recently — sadly, he passed [...]
RAF tail gunner Len Manning spent 3 months on the run when his bomber was shot down. Read his incredible story here.
Blogger: GemSen RAF Bomber navigator, Jim Stafford, survived four wartime plane crashes during WWII and yesterday he also added 70 years of marriage to his achievements. J [...]
Searching for a WWII plane wreckage underwater can be no easy task – so finding even a small part must feel like striking gold.
After fighting in the war many soldiers received medals. But this isn't the case for Dennis Moss. Read Dennis's story here.
THE heroes of Bomber Command have been dealt an "incredible snub" after top brass refused to back a museum in their honour, it was claimed last night. Campaigners had plans t [...]
SURVIVING heroes of Bomber Command finally received recognition of their gallantry yesterday... almost 70 years after the end of the war. At an emotional gala ceremony at Dow [...]
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