Officail opening of Bomber Command Centre

  Teabag. 18:19 12 Apr 2018
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Some may be interested in the opening ceremony today just outside Lincoln.

Here

  Quickbeam 18:35 12 Apr 2018

Speaking of which... can anyone confirm weather the Battle of Britain Flight will be doing a Dambusters 75th anniversary flypast at Derwent this year?

I went to the 70th flypast and I can't believe that it won't be doing a 75th as all the aircraft are in flying order, but so far I can't see any mention of a dams flypast.

I can't see too many more of the Dambusters flypast anniversaries as we get near to a centenary, which I can't see happening at all.

  Quickbeam 18:38 12 Apr 2018

Nothing about it listed so far for 17th May on the Dambusters blog

  john bunyan 18:55 12 Apr 2018

Would like to have been there . My father was a navigator in 207 Sqn RAF Langar ( border of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire) . Shot down in Holland , KIA in Aug 1943 on way back from Berlin. One of over 55,000 Bomber Command killed in WW2.

  Smudge120 19:03 12 Apr 2018

When I was in the RAF in the late 1950's I worked on Lincolns. They were the development of the Lancaster. Had a flight in one in the front turret where the bomb aimer used to sit. Had a good view over Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire.

  morddwyd 19:49 12 Apr 2018

Flown in a Lancaster and a Lincoln.

When I was at West Freugh in the 50s as ha had a Lincoln fitted with two Avons in pods outboard of Nos. 1 and 4. Pilot swore that at full throttle the the airflow was driving the other four engines!

While the bomber boys are, at long last, beginning to get a bit of recognition, we still give more praise and thanks for Dunkirk than for Bomber Command.

Rest In Peace, boys. You will Not Grow Old.

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