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Most costly Bomber Command Raid Anniversary tonight.

Most costly Bomber Command Raid Anniversary tonight.

Old Mar 30th 2014, 4:53 pm
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Tonight is the 70th anniversary of the raid on Nuremburg that was the single most costly in the war with Bomber Command losing 106 aircraft and 545 aircrew.
I'm raising a glass to these gentlemen.
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Well done, so will I.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujLVIlESNGE
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Being born and raised in Lincolnshire these men are held in high regard. I love watching these documentaries from airfields I have played on as a child.

Tonight I shall also raise a glass to these brave souls.
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My grandfather was a pilot with No. 106 Squadron RAF and he flew on this raid amongst many others. Due to the heavy losses during the RAF's Battle of Berlin he and his crew were the first in 106 Sqn for 18 months to complete a full tour of 30 operations. He also won the DFC during this period. All at the age of 23. Pause for thought. I was barely able to wash my own clothes at that age.
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My grandfather was a pilot with No. 106 Squadron RAF and he flew on this raid amongst many others. Due to the heavy losses during the RAF's Battle of Berlin he and his crew were the first in 106 Sqn for 18 months to complete a full tour of 30 operations. He also won the DFC during this period. All at the age of 23. Pause for thought. I was barely able to wash my own clothes at that age.



2am, and I have been transfixed for an hour. A family friend now owns Hemswell court, the old officers mess from this film, what stories that must be able to tell
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