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RUSI to host Bomber Command Exhibition

RUSI to host Bomber Command Exhibition | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

RUSI will hold an exhibition to highlight the contribution of Bomber Command to the Allied victory during the Second World War. This will coincide with the launch of the new memorial to Bomber Command Servicemen, due to be erected in London later this year.

 

The exhibition has been put together by the Bomber Command Association and will include an architect’s model and illustrations of the commemorative memorial scheduled to open in Green Park this summer. The display will illustrate the history of Bomber Command and its role during the Second World War by using information panels, photographs and exhibits, including a bombsight, aircrew logbook, flak maps and targeting material.

 

Of the approximately 125,000 aircrew who served in the Command an astonishing 55,573 were killed. The UK nationals killed serving in Bomber Command represent ten per cent of all British servicemen killed in the War. The new memorial will mark the extraordinary sacrifice made by these aircrews.

 

The exhibition is free and RUSI members can visit at any time during the Institute’s opening hours.


It will also be open to the public on the following dates:

Monday 30 January, 1000–1700
Tuesday 31 January, 1300–1700

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Newsreel 1944: Lancaster bombers sink German battleship Tirpitz!

Newsreel 1944: Lancaster bombers sink German battleship Tirpitz!

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Bomber Command Tribute.

My tribute to the lads from Bomber Command Revamped a little bit.
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Bomber Command Tribute

Thanks to YouTube for agreeing to re-instate this video. It would be a fitting tribute to all who served with Bomber Command, British, Commonwealth and Allies, to be recognised by the British Government by means of a national memorial - not to celebrate war but to recognise the great sacrifice made by so many - more than 57,200 mainly young people. Although a Lancaster bomber is depicted in this video, we must not forget that a great variety of aircraft were flown during WWII and I personally salute all aircrew, groundcrew and support staff involved in this epic struggle.
This video was a joint production of Alan Starkie (UK) and Mike Suchora based in the US. It was cut in the UK on Final Cut Pro with 3D composites made using Photoshop and After effects 6.5. Photos were made available by the Bomber Command Museum and the fantastic Lancaster bomber was designed by Jaques Brault.

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Avro Lancaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Avro Lancaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF, and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command.
The "Lanc", as it was affectionately known,[1] became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, "delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties."[2] Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams.

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WWII Lancaster pilot's invite from Tendulkar

WWII Lancaster pilot's invite from Tendulkar | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

WWII pilot's invite from Tendulkar Reg Ellis, Lancaster bomber pilot and last surviving member of the post war Australian side, at the Sir Donald Bradman Oration.

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Lancaster Bomber and Spitfires, Battle of Britain Memorial, RAF Waddington 2010 (1080HD)

..(I favorited a @YouTube video http://t.co/O7M0miHb Lancaster Bomber and Spitfires, Battle of Britain Memor...)...
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Bomber Command WW2

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

"There are no words with which I can do justice to the aircrew who fought under my command. There is no parallel in warfare to such courage and determination in the face of danger over so prolonged a period. . . it was, moreover, a clear and highly conscious courage, by which the risk was taken with calm forethought. . . it was, furthermore, the courage of the small hours, of men virtually alone, for at his battle-station the airman is virtually alone. It was the courage of men with long-drawn apprehensions of daily 'going over the top'. Such devotion must never be forgotten!" - Sir Arthur Harris, Marshall of the Royal Air Force - Lest we forget!

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Graphic artists rendition of the Lancaster Bomber.

Graphic artists rendition of the Lancaster Bomber. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

"The Lancaster Bomber was used in the war to drop the bouncing bomb. The RAF practice for the attack on the dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley at Ladybower Reservoir not far from where I live. These dams were used by Dr. Barnes Wallis and his team to test his bouncing bomb and the film 'The Dam Busters' telling this interesting story was shot here." A.Wrigley

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Flight Lieutenant Coffey, DFM : 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums

Flight Lieutenant Coffey, DFM : 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
image: A head and shoulder portrait of Flight Lieutenant Coffey in uniform, turning left.
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Flight Lieutenant Baird : Adjutant, 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums

Flight Lieutenant Baird : Adjutant, 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
image: Head and shoulder portrait of Flight Lieutenant Baird in uniform, turning to the right.
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Hero bomber pilot's amazing untold story

Hero bomber pilot's amazing untold story | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
EVERY day for nearly 70 years, Dennis Bartlett silently thanked bomber pilot Bill North for saving his life.
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Your remembrance tributes - MSN News UK

Your remembrance tributes - MSN News UK | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Your remembrance tributes. He was a navigator in a Lancaster Bomber and was shot down over Germany in October 1944. One day I hope to visit his grave, which lies in one of the war cemeteries in Germany.

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Lancaster Bomber Take off at Fairford Air Tattoo

Lancaster Bomber Takes off at RAF Fairford

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Lancaster Bomber Gifts, Art, Posters, and more

Lancaster Bomber Gifts, Art, Posters, and more | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

A site selling many Lancaster Bomber T-Shirts, mugs, ties, posters, cards, mousepads and caps.

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Remembering youngest bomber squadron commanding officer in the history of RAF

Remembering youngest bomber squadron commanding officer in the history of RAF | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Remembering youngest bomber squadron commanding officer in the history of RAFGrimsby TelegraphIn just two years, a young man stationed near Grimsby during the war rose to become one of the most elite of the Bomber Command.
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Bombs Away RAF Museum - Lancaster Bomber

Bombs Away RAF Museum - Lancaster Bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
The first one is the Lancaster Bomber, the mainstay of the British RAF during the war and the second one is the Vulcan Bomber, which is one of the most beautiful, nay pretty planes in the world. Happy flying.
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The Australians at War Film Archive - 460 Squadron

The Australians at War Film Archive - 460 Squadron | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

The Australians at War Film Archive contains the transcripts of interviews with representative veterans from all conflicts dating back to World War I. This search result includes the stories of 38 Australians that were involved in some way with 460 Squadron.

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Quest to solve riddle of war hero is over - Yorkshire Evening Post

Quest to solve riddle of war hero is over - Yorkshire Evening Post | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Yorkshire Evening PostQuest to solve riddle of war hero is overYorkshire Evening PostWhen Sgt Sullivan died he had been flying with 460 squadron of the RAAF, based in Lincolnshire , which was part of the RAF's bomber command.
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460 Squadron - Brighton to Church Broughton

460 Squadron - Brighton to Church Broughton | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Here is the journey from ariving in Brighton in England as a individual to leaving Lichfield as a bomber crew ready to fly the Lancaster Bombers of 460 Squdron over Europe in 1943-44.

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Squadron Leader James CLARK - 460 Squadron

Squadron Leader James CLARK - 460 Squadron | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Remember. Squadron Leader James CLARK. DFC, AFC. No. 460 Squadron (RAF). Royal Australian Air Force. Killed In Action on the 12th December 1944 aged 29.

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ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND | Imperial War Museums

ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND | Imperial War Museums | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
A typical group of 'Aussie' aircrew of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, photographed at Breighton, Yorkshire, 21 April 1942.
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Flight Sergeant Prout : Bomb Aimer, 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums

Flight Sergeant Prout : Bomb Aimer, 460 squadron, RAAF | Imperial War Museums | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

A head and shoulder portrait of Flight Sergeant Prout wearing a flying suit and turning slightly towards the left.

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Avro Lancaster bomber

Avro Lancaster bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Fortunately I vividly remember the words of a now long-dead Lancaster pilot who had also flown just about everything else that was capable of taking to the air in the Second World War: "The Lancaster was the most boring bomber I ever flew. She had no character, no temperament, no vices... simply the dullest plane one could imagine flying. And that is exactly how war time pilots like their bombers: docile, trustworthy, doing exactly as they're told, without a will of their own".

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The Lancaster Bomber

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

Lancasters were built to accomplish their specific purpose; crew comfort and security was clearly a secondary consideration. Generally flying under the cover of darkness, the Lancaster had virtually no defensive armour. The front, mid-upper, and rear gun turrets were hydraulically powered and carried a total of eight .303 calibre machine guns for defence against enemy aircraft.

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