Remembering the Lancaster Bomber (video)




 
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October 21st, 2010  
Doering
 

Topic: Remembering the Lancaster Bomber (video)


As a tribute to the aircrews who flew the AVRO Lancaster bomber in WWII, enjoy this video of original pictures and film segments.
November 3rd, 2011  
Doering
 

Topic: Remembrance Day/Veterans Day


That time of year again to remember the sacrifices made!
http://vimeo.com/13430247
November 4th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Its a shame that only two examples are airworthy, one in Canada and one in UK.
In my opinion the best heavy bomber operated by RAF, RAAF, RNAF and RCAF crews.

A distant relative (second cousin I believe) flew as rear gunner on Lanc's, he was shot down over Germany and buried somewhere with his crew in or near the Blackforest.

The oldest son of Winston Churchill's body guard Inspector Walter Thompson was killed while flying as aircrew on Lancs. He had completed his tour of ops then volunteered to carry out one more, that's when he was shot down and killed. Walter Thompson was understandably devastated who never got over his sons death.
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December 23rd, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Sniff Sniff I smell
December 23rd, 2011  
84RFK
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Sniff Sniff I smell
Sure does, and "she's" been quite busy posting here the last hours.
Good thing the moderators have a nose for and methods to deal with it.
December 23rd, 2011  
VDKMS
 
Nice clip from a great plane from a daring raid.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1OuyIe0pig"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1OuyIe0pig[/ame]

The Dambusters, a film worth seeing.
December 23rd, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VDKMS
Nice clip from a great plane from a daring raid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1OuyIe0pig

The Dambusters, a film worth seeing.
Isn't Peter Jackson doing a remake of that movie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dam_Busters_(film)
December 24th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Bugger, she had her bomb doors open. I wouldn't mind betting that made a few people nervous.

I was driving the Station Commander and his missus to a function at another RAF station. As I approached the main gate the very same BBMF Lancaster flew across the main road with flaps and wheels down on her final approach. What a wonderful sight.

A few years ago she was nearly written off, she touched her main wheels then veered to port off of the runway. Thankfully she stopped before she was damaged. On inspection it showed the port landing gear axle had failed causing her to veer off. She was AOG'd until a replacement could be found.

"The City of Lincoln" is a national treasure and nothing must be spared to keep her in the air.
December 24th, 2011  
VDKMS
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Isn't Peter Jackson doing a remake of that movie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dam_Busters_(film)
I don't know. I found another movie about the dambusters at IMDB called I Leopardi di Churchill (1970) but I have never seen or heard from it so I don't know if the Lancaster is the "lead character".
December 24th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Years ago in UK was a weekly TV series called "Pathfinders," about a fictional Lancaster pathfinder squadron. Its a pity TV companies don't bring those old series back.
 


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