Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Dambusters

On the night of 16th/17th May 1943 19 specially modified Avro Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson  took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to carry out Operation Chastise. The attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany would make history and lead to the Squadron being known as the Dambusters.

Of the 19 Lancasters that left Scampton, only 9 returned - but the success of the mission was a turning point in the war.

I thought I'd share today a couple of photos from last year's holiday in Lincolnshire.

These are photos of the Dam's Memorial in Woodhall Spa. Being the Dams enthusiast he was my Dad was actually at the unveiling of this memorial a number of years ago and it was an emotional visit to the memorial that day for me.

Susan xxx

1 comment:

Linda said...

So important to remember our heritage and those who sacrificed so much for us. God bless Your Dad. Hugs, Linda

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