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RAF Elsham Wolds: Part Four

I wrote a previous article about the, sadly, rather typical loss of an Avro Lancaster of 103 Squadron, based at Elsham Wolds. The aircraft took off from north Lincolnshire at precisely one minute past midnight on February 20th 1944. 1,192 more words

History

SLEEVE VALVES ALOFT

BRISTOL’S HERCULES rivals the Rolls-Royce Merlin as the most important British aircraft engine of World War II. The Merlin was a liquid-cooled V-12 with conventional poppet valves, four per cylinder, two intake, two exhaust. 727 more words

Vintage Aero

NEWS: Last pilot of the Dambusters dies aged 96

The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Squadron Leader Les Munro, has died at the age of 96. Munro died in hospital in his native New Zealand on Monday following heart problems, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association has said. 140 more words

Military

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