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Vickers (Loch Ness) Wellington 1A N2980 at Brooklands Museum

A collection of pictures of Vickers Wellington 1A N2980 on display at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

All photos were taken on April 5th 2016… 208 more words


What happens when the last veteran dies?

And the band plays Waltzing Matilda,

And the old men still answer the call,

But as year follows year, more old men disappear.

Someday no-one will march there at all.

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Bomber Command

New Lancaster film to use DIY replica bomber

Sleaford-based film company Tin Hat productions are building their own replica Lancaster bomber for a new feature “Our Shining Sword” which tells the story of a seven-man bomber crew. 161 more words


Putting the record straight...

It’s been pointed out to me that I’ve got ‘Johnny’ Travis’s nationality wrong… so I’m putting the record straight here. He was known as ‘The Dapper Rhodesian’ by most people in his unit and later in Stalag Luft III. 448 more words

Flying lessons

To complement the comparison implicit in my last post – between ‘manned’ and ‘unmanned’ military violence – I’ve added a presentation to those available under the DOWNLOADS tab.   205 more words


30th March 1944. Lest We Forget.

Altogether 9,000 aircraft were lost in World War II.

Today in 1944, Air Chief Marshal ‘Bomber’ Harris announced the target for that night as Nuremberg, deep in south-eastern Germany. 417 more words


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