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460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45
Dedicated to the air and ground crews of 460 squadron (1941-45) and the Lancaster Bombers they flew.
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460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2

460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2 | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Dedicated to the bomber command crews of WW2... "The crew and I were only on 460 Squadron for just a few months as we each completed our 30 trip 'tour of duty'. Still, we were proud to have played our part in a great Command, to have upheld the honour and reputation of a great Squadron and to have been numbered amongst that splendid company of men who willingly went each night in jeopardy of their lives" Henry Baskerville. Here are our stories ....

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Melbourne war hero’s dog tags found in English field, being returned to Australia

Melbourne war hero’s dog tags found in English field, being returned to Australia | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
A WORLD War II dog tag found in an English field belonging to a Melbourne airman shot down and killed over Germany is winging its way back home to Australia.
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WWII bomber veteran overlooked for bravery award

WWII bomber veteran overlooked for bravery award | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

An Albany war veteran Doug Groome who has been overlooked for France's highest bravery honour prompts a search for other veterans who have gone unrecognised.

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My dad missed out as well, although he dismissed it all as just hype (a typical response of his generation) http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1547266/

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Lancaster Bomber in for an overhaul

Lancaster Bomber in for an overhaul | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
I had my little Fuji X-E1 with me and was fortunate enough to be able to take a few shots of a Lancaster Bomber as she was prepared for next season’s flying displays.  She is truly a majestic aircraft and her presence dominated the aircraft hangar.
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A series of photos by Pete Delaney of a Lancaster Bomber being stripped down for servicing.

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National treasures, heroes, legends.

National treasures, heroes, legends. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
National treasures, heroes, legends - rare words reserved to honour the rare deeds of three WA diggers.
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Bomber Command Veteran Calton Younger

Bomber Command Veteran Calton Younger, author of the bestseller 'No Flight From The Cage' describes the moment his Wellington bomber was shot down. Australian Cal served as a navigator with No. 460 Squadron. Signed copies of his book are available - email fightinghighbooks@btinternet.com

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Battle of Britain Memorial flight tweets by Tim Dunlop

Battle of Britain Memorial flight tweets by Tim Dunlop | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
The latest Tweets from Tim Dunlop (@Twigs95). Bomber Leader on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Lest We Forget. @RAFBBMF http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/. RAF Coningsby
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Videos, pictures and stories relating to the 2014 Battle of Britain memorial flight.

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Incredible footage captured alongside legendary Lancaster bomber

Incredible footage captured alongside legendary Lancaster bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
For the 55,000 brave aircrew who lost their lives in the Second World War, it would have been their final view of England, soaring high above the North Lincolnshire countryside.
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Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 years - YouTube

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire two Lancaster Bombers took to the skies today for the first formation flight of this aircraft type since the 1960s. The two Lancasters will visit some 60 air shows and public events across the UK over the next 5 weeks and today’s flying was in rehearsal for tomorrow’s first public engagement at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend

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The Lancaster: Britain's Flying Past - BBC Two

The Lancaster: Britain's Flying Past - BBC Two | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
John Sergeant celebrates the Lancaster and the people whose lives were associated with it.
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New memorial unveiled to ensure the role of Binbrook airfield is never forgotten

New memorial unveiled to ensure the role of Binbrook airfield is never forgotten | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Grimsby Telegraph New memorial unveiled to ensure the role of Binbrook airfield is never forgotten Grimsby Telegraph The RAF bomber, and later fighter base, opened in June 1940 and was home to many of the most familiar aircraft in RAF service –...
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A modern day mission: Lancaster bomber crew prepares for action 70 years on in remarkable set of airfield pictures

A modern day mission: Lancaster bomber crew prepares for action 70 years on in remarkable set of airfield pictures | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Amazingly these photos were not taken 70 years ago but this week, at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at the former Lancaster bomber base at RAF East Kirkby.
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Photos du journal - Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial | Facebook

Photos du journal - Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial | Facebook | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
LBCM - BOMBER COMMAND GREETINGS CARDS
This pack of six cards and envelopes are blank inside and feature six different titles :

Chadwicks Legacy...
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Jack Currie The Lancaster Legend - YouTube

Vintage TV documentary 'The Lancaster Legend', made in 1980 to accompany the late Sqdn Ldr Jack Currie's book 'Lancaster Target'.
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Ted Groom Hamburg Firestorm Raids

Ted Groom, a flight engineer with 460 (Australian) Squadron RAAF, describes his Lancaster's frightening attack on Hamburg during the horrific second RAF Bomb...
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Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
National Memorial & Interpretation Centre telling the collective story of Bomber Command.
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National Memorial & Interpretation Centre telling the collective story of Bomber Command. The Spire of Names will be built of 25,611 names of Bomber Command aircrew who perished in World War 2 as covered in the Books of Remembrance held in Lincoln Cathedral.

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National treasures, heroes, legends

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National treasures, heroes, legends - rare words reserved to honour the rare deeds of three WA diggers.
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National treasures, heroes, legends - they were the rare words reserved to honour the rare deeds of three West Australian diggers who were yesterday awarded France's highest accolade, the Legion of Honour.

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The History of Bomber Command 1939 – 1945′ (DVD)

The History of Bomber Command 1939 – 1945′ (DVD) | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

"Illustrated with gripping and starkly dramatic footage filmed under combat conditions in a world at war, this dvd collection examines all the major operations undertaken by Bomber Command from 1939 through to the final victory in 1945"--Container.


Documentary telling the story of the airmen who manned the fighter planes of RAF Bomber Command, whose mission was to destroy the towns and cities, factories and docks, rail yards and oil refineries of Germany and the countries it had occupied. Almost half of these men were never to return. This film examines all the major operations undertaken by Bomber Command from 1939 through to the final victory in 1945, and tells their story in graphic detail through interviews with the few remaining survivors and their former enemies.

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Black Night for Bomber Command.

Black Night for Bomber Command. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

It sets out to investigate what went on in the raid of 16th December 1943, when a large number of bombers, all Lancasters, were lost after a raid on Berlin.  Losses not down to Flak and Night fighters (thought they happened as well), but through such bad weather over the airfields when they got home, that an extraordinary number of aircraft crashed when trying to find somewhere to land. 

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RAAF legendary Aussie 460 Squadron remembered

RAAF legendary Aussie 460 Squadron remembered | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
In 1939 Britain declared war on Germany, sending more than 400,000 Australians abroad to stop the march of Nazi Germany. One squadron earned fame and respect in the years that followed, for dropping more bombs than any other in daring and costly air raids over Europe. A declaration made 75-years ago this week, saw tens-of-thousands of Australians sent to the Binbrook airfields in Britain.
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VIDEO: Footage from inside a Lancaster bomber during the 'Three Sisters' flypast.

VIDEO: Footage from inside a Lancaster bomber during the 'Three Sisters' flypast. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Footage from inside a Lancaster bomber during the 'Three Sisters' flypast Grimsby Telegraph Stunning footage taken from inside one of the two last airworthy Lancaster bombers as it flew alongside its sister aircraft and the iconic Avro...
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Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in flypast

Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in flypast | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Two Lancaster bombers currently completing tour of UK to mark anniversary of Battle of Britain were on display at Eastbourne air show today along with Hurricane and Spitrfire fighter planes. Before this tour, the last time a pair of Lancaster bombers was seen in the UK was 50 years ago - and this meeting will likely be one of the last.

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On this day in Air Force history: July 22 - Royal Australian Air Force

On this day in Air Force history: July 22 - Royal Australian Air Force | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
On this day in Air Force history: 19360722 22/07/1936 Hughie Edwards embarked on RAF career
Caption: Edwards, VC, with Australian Prime Minister Curtin...
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Bomber Command veterans turn out to salute Canadian Lancaster visiting UK

Bomber Command veterans turn out to salute Canadian Lancaster visiting UK | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Bomber Command veterans turn out to salute Canadian Lancaster visiting UK Daily Mail Bomber Command veterans turned out to watch the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Lincolnshire in what could have been their last mission -...
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Bomber Command in Sydney, June 2014

Bomber Command in Sydney, June 2014 | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
While many of the Bomber Command veterans who still live in Sydney travelled down to Canberra for the commemorations held there in early June, a small number attended a ceremony held at the Cenotap...
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