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156 Squadron RAF

Bomber Command WWII - 156 Squadron RAF Pathfinder Force Group 8 operated out of Warboys and Upwood. Initially flying Wellingtons they converted to an all Lancaster Bomber Group.

The bomb load of 20 Lancasters in one stack

97 Sqn. (07/43)

The bomb load of 20 Lancasters in one stack

Avro Lancaster heavy bomber R5689 (VN-N), of No. 50 Squadron RAF, prepares to take-off from RAF Skellingthorpe during World War II, 1942. The aircraft was delivered to 50 Squadron in June 1942, but was destroyed when it crashed on landing at Thurlby, Lincolnshire on 19th September that year.

Avro Lancaster heavy bomber R5689 (VN-N), of No. 50 Squadron RAF, prepares to take-off from RAF Skellingthorpe during World War II, 1942. The aircraft was delivered to 50 Squadron in June 1942, but was destroyed when it crashed on landing at Thurlby, Lincolnshire on 19th September that year.

Loaded with bombs on dispersal, a Lancaster blew to pieces at RAF Mepal, 1944

Loaded with bombs on dispersal, a Lancaster blew to pieces at RAF Mepal, 1944

The crew of a Whitley bomber preparing for an operation. The Whitley was the backbone of RAF Bomber Command until more modern four engined bombers came into service.1941

SEP 30 1941 An airman’s first and last operational flight The crew of a Whitley bomber preparing for an operation. The Whitley was the backbone of RAF Bomber Command until more modern four engined bombers came into service.

Groundcrew at RAF Warmwell 1940

Events of 7 July including the British naval attack on Dakar, Senegal.

The wrecked rear turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, ED413 'DX-M' "Minnie the Moocher", of No. 57 Squadron RAF at Scampton, Lincolnshire, after returning from a night raid to Oberhausen, Germany, on the night of 14/15 June 1943, during which it was attacked by German night fighters. A cannon shell exploded in the rear turret, killing the gunner, Sergeant R F Haynes of Nuneaton Cheshire, while further strikes smashed the radio and navigational equipment, and riddled the fuselage of the…

Wrecked rear turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark Sqn RAF after returning from night raid to June died in action

Wideawake Airport, Ascension Island during the Falklands War

Harriers, Victors and Nimrods parked up in advance at Ascension Island awaiting the arrival of Vulcan aircraft from RAF Waddington for the Black Buck missions

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