Dambusters Raids Remembered 75 Years On

A minute’s silence at the Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green Park will today mark 75 years since the Dambusters undertook their daring raid during World War II.  To remember those who died in during Operation Chastise, 53 pairs of flying gloves were laid out next to the memorial.  A total of 133 aircrew left for the raid on board 19 Lancaster bombers from RAF Scampton, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, but during the mission 53 men were killed and three were captured.  A Lancaster Bomber was also scheduled to fly over RAF Scampton – the original home of the Dambusters’ squadron – [...] Read More

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