Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A video tribute to the Lancaster

An Avro Lancaster - F for Freddie - that was I was commissioned to create and research by the descendants of Flight Lieutenant Robert Anderson, RAAF.

The Avro Lancaster was one of the critical aircraft of World War II and along with the other four-engined giants such as the Short Stirling and Handley-Page Halifax were the mainstay of Bomber Command.

This video shows some Lancasters flying and is overlaid with a recording of the conversation of a Lancaster crew on a bombing mission being attacked by a German aircraft.

RAAF aircrew flew in Bomber Command in RAF squadrons and special 'Article XV' squadrons - RAAF squadrons raised for service with the RAF.

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