Historical accounts of pilots and members of Bomber Command in World War II.

Back From Munich

The following article appeared in the Museum's Newsletter in the fall of 1988. It was written by Joe English, one of the Nanton Lancaster Society's founding directors. Joe served with…

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Chronicle – A Tiger Moth

At the Official Opening of the Bomber Command Museum (formerly the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum) in 1992, the flypast featured a Tiger Moth aircraft. Arrangements were made to have Society…

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The Merlin Story

by Douglas "Duke" Warren Everyone knows the Spitfire story, how it was designed by Joseph Mitchell, based on some of the knowledge from building the Supermarine Schneider Trophy seaplane racers.…

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A Bomb – for the Museum

by former F/O R.J. Clift On the night of April 27-28, 1944, Lancaster Mark II EQ-K, "King" of 408 Squadron, with pilot F/L Hales and crew aboard on a raid…

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F/O William Reid VC

The following article appeared in the Museum's Newsletter in the fall of 1995. by Paul Whitfield Earlier this year my son Peter and I had the pleasure of meeting Flight…

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Al Hymers – Sole Survivor

The statistics regarding those who served with Bomber Command are daunting. For every 100 aircrew, 60 were killed -a total of over 55,000. During the great offensives of 1943 and…

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Memories of My Buddy, Cpl. Pat Brophy

by Lloyd Fox; Claresholm, Alberta My wife Madelyn and I were transferred to Senneterre, PQ in 1955, the year Janet, our first daughter entered our family. During my apprenticeship there…

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Douglas Cameron DFM

As members of the Nanton Lancaster Society were learning about the career of S/L Ian Bazalgette VC (known in the RAF as "Baz") prior to the dedication of the Nanton…

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