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Dambusters anniversary flight

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by Bazarchie, May 10, 2018.

  1. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

  2. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Would love to see it but as you say, It'll be a bunfight on the roads.
  3. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    If only .... go at night and sleep in the car .
  4. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    If you're about to set off, you should know that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have just announced that the Lancaster can't do the flight because of the current wind conditions - they're sending a Typhoon up from Conningsby instead.

    Cheers, Jeff
  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

  6. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    It gets better - the Lancaster flew over the Derwent Valley this morning! It was a day late and completely unannounced, the reasoning behind it was to complete the flight with Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE, DFM - the last surviving member of the Dambusters Raid - aboard the aircraft. The flight was unannounced because there was no time to put measures in place to cope with the traffic that would have turned up, but the RAF felt that it was more important to mark the event with Squadron Leader Johnson sitting in the bomb aimer's seat on the anniversary of the raid than it was to put on a public show.

    Good for them - that's what I say.

    Cheers, Jeff
  7. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    I decided not to go in the end which fortunately turned out to be a wise decision. I saw some of the feedback , a lot of frustrated people.

    I gather the Lancaster flew over the dam today.

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