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The 'Dambusters' Raid - 72nd Anniversary

The 17th May, marks the 72nd Anniversary of one of the most daring raids of the Second World War. Operation Chastise was a mission undertaken by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, to destroy a series of dams along the Ruhr Valley, using Barnes Wallis’ specially developed ‘Bouncing Bomb’, otherwise known as ‘Upkeep’, dropped from Avro Lancaster’s. 138 more words

Aviation

NEWS; BBMF Lancaster suffers in-flight engine fire

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster, known affectionately as Thumper, has had to perform an emergency landing at RAF Coningsby after after suffering a mid-air engine fire during a training flight. 104 more words

Military

[VIDEO] 'Reunion of Giants': Official Lancaster UK Tour Trailer

It has been 50 years since two Avro Lancaster bombers flew side by side. The Canadian Warplane.

Coming Summer 2015 – Worldwide TV release followed by DVD/Blu-ray (all formats).

Mediasphere

The $3,000 plane ride that lets you 'fly with the legends'

Warplane buffs will have a rare — but pricey — opportunity to fly on vintage Second World War-era aircraft this summer, including the iconic Lancaster bomber, one of only two airworthy ‘Lancs’ still in existence. 498 more words

Local News

Lancaster - Short Film

A beautiful and powerful short movie chronicling the crew of a Lancaster bomber during the critical moments of the mission – the bomb run. The short film ends with a touching interview with a veteran of Bomber Command who gives his own personal thoughts on going to war in an Avro Lancaster.

Royal Air Force

The Goodwood Revival - September 2014 - The Flying Displays

Low in quantity, extremely high in quality, is the usual shape of the flying aspect at the Revival and 2014 was very special indeed. Midair Squadron debuted a three-ship of classic jets, but perhaps most will remember the pair of Lancasters in years to come – especially those that attended on the Saturday. 123 more words

Airshow

Forgotten Aircraft: Avro Manchester

A war winning aircraft isn’t just created out of the blue. There are experimental aircraft and even a few lemons first and Avro’s legendary Lancaster was no exception. 1,689 more words

Military