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I have mentioned a few times within the posts of this blog about my great grandfather being a test pilot who died after crashing in an Avro Manchester Bomber. 117 more words

Two Lancasters and a Vulcan

Three Historic Avro Aircraft, all designed by Roy Chadwick formate for the 1st, and probably last ever time. The formation of the only airworthy Vulcan and Lancaster Bombers pass over the opening of the building project for the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial. Lest we Forget


RAF Glatton and the 457th Bomb Group (Heavy)

Between Huntingdon and Peterborough, in the west of Cambridgeshire lies the small village of Conington. With its beautiful All Saints Church, first mentioned in Domesday Book and rebuilt in the early 16th Century, and remarkably beautiful cottages and homes perched on the edge of the fens, one can hardly imagine that 70 years ago this was the home of four squadrons of B-17 Flying Fortresses, roaring into the air almost daily for targets in Germany and Occupied Europe. 554 more words

Second World War

Forgotten Aircraft: Avro's First Bombers (Part 1)

The name “Avro” is synonymous in aviation circles with excellence in bomber design thanks to two very special aircraft; the World War II-era Lancaster and the Cold War-era Vulcan. 1,521 more words


Sleep, Food, Money, Sex, Luck


New Zealand is breathtaking.  Most people see this fabled land second hand, in movies like Lord of the Rings or The Last Samurai.  … 632 more words