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12,000lb Tallboy bomb at Brooklands Museum

A collection of pictures of a 12,000lb Tallboy bomb on display at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

All photos were taken on April 5th 2016… 203 more words

Military

John David Fletcher: Part 4

I recently wrote about the collision of two Lancasters from 97 Squadron on June 23rd 1944 in the sky above Crowland in south west Lincolnshire, as they practiced formation flying. 271 more words

History

John David Fletcher: Part Two

John David Fletcher was the beloved son of John Tabberer Fletcher and Dorothy Fletcher when he was killed at that tragically early age of 24. John was old enough to be have a pretty, young wife, however. 1,196 more words

History

In times of war

This time last year I was posting the story of the creation of the ‘Corps of Commissionaires’  by Captain Sir Edward Walter KCB in 1859 – the first to find an effective way to provide jobs for ex-servicemen who were willing and able, despite having wounds of conflict, to work on their return after the Crimean War. 162 more words

World War 2

Short Stirling Mk.III vs. Piaggio P.108B Bombardiere

The bomber took prominence in the world’s air forces during the 1930s to the point where an air force’s strength was determined almost solely by how many bombers they could field above anything else. 2,355 more words

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Royal Air Force Memorial Flight Official Club Autumn Journal 2015

The Royal Air Force Memorial Flight Club have published their Autumn Journal 2015. The beautifully produced publication aims to highlight the achievements and exploits of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and their inventory of historic World War II aircraft including one of only two Avro Lancaster bombers that remain airworthy anywhere in the world. 319 more words

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