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Donation stops WWII Dambusters Pilot from having to sell his medals

The last surviving Dambusters pilot is gifting his medals to the Auckland Museum of Transport and Technology. 95 year old veteran Les Munro had been planning to auction off his medals to benefit the Bomber Command Memorial in London, but they’ll now go directly to the museum. In return Philanthropist Lord Ashcroft is donating £75,000 to the RAF Benevolent fund. The …

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Lancaster B Mark Is of No 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at Skellingthorpe, flying in spread formation. The two aircraft beyond the wing tip are 'VN-D' and 'VN-J' the former, serial number JA899, was missing on the night of 24 - 25 June 1944 with Pilot Officer L G Peters and crew.

In RAF Bomber History: Avro Lancaster in 20 Photographs

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and, as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it became the main heavy bomber used by the RAF, the RCAF, …

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