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Bomber Command's Iconic Avro Lancaster Still Capturing the Public's Imagination, Over 70 Years On

The four-engined Lancaster bomber is one of the most iconic British aircraft of the Second World War and is still flying, seventy years on. The aircraft made its first operational bombing mission on 17 April 1942 and by the height of the war 42 Bomber Command squadrons operated Lancasters. 678 more words

Heroes & Legends

VE Day

It is the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day. In Britain things are a little less frenetic than they have been for other recent anniversaries such as the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the declaration of World War 1 – in part because of the General Election. 416 more words

Aviation: 1939 - 1945

Anzac Day 2015 in Sydney

Last week, Sydney got hit by the “storm of this century”. Extremely heavy rain – 255mm over three days, or almost exactly twice the average for the entire month of April – combined with flooding and winds of over 130km/h to cause eight deaths, thousands of fallen trees and untold millions of dollars of damage. 973 more words

Bomber Command

Operation Exodus and Repatriation

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Long March of PoWs from German POW camps, the prisoners’ liberation, and their subsequent airlift out of Germany in Operation Exodus. 27 more words

97 Squadron Aircrew

Before it's too late

Tony Wright, National Affairs editor at The Age newspaper here in Melbourne, usually writes about the goings-on in and around Parliament House in Canberra. His series of… 1,130 more words

Bomber Command

A Cocktail Party in Melbourne

I love collecting veterans.

Though their numbers are undeniably dwindling, it seems that every time I go to a Bomber Command-related event I come away having met a new veteran or two. 1,265 more words

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