Aviation Photo #2511283 Avro 683 Lancaster B10 - Canadian Warplane Heritage

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An iconic sight (and sound) as two Lancasters pass the Derwent Dam made so famous by 617 squadron, The Dambusters, during their work up for Operation Chastise in 1943. While a single Lancaster has passed the Dam on the anniversary of the Dambusters raids in recent times, the 21st Sept 2014 saw two Lancasters pass the dam. Thumper, from the BBMF, and VERA from the CWHM perform a formation flypast with hundreds of onlookers admiring what may well be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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    GarryRidsdale-AirCanon
    Canadian Warplane Heritage
    Avro 683 Lancaster B10
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    Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
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    FM213
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    Derwent Reservoir
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 21, 2014
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Photo Added: September 30, 2014

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Anonymous
3 years ago
Love the shot, I only recently found out my Great Uncle served with bomber command as an air engineer, flying in the lancaster's of 463 Sqn, based at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire (bomber county).
Unfortunately he was killed in action whilst on an operation over France, in 1943, the news of his death sent his sister (my grandmother) into premature labour, and my mum was very lucky to survive.

Thats why I rate this photo.

I didn't get to see Vera & Thumper, but have viewed countless photos and videos on the web.
Anonymous
3 years ago
This almost makes me travel back in time. 5 stars!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Masterpiece!
Anonymous
3 years ago
This made it into my personal top 10 of the best A.net photos.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Two Lancasters flying together wow. 5 stars indeed.
Anonymous
3 years ago
5 stars!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Superb composition and rich colour. Judging by the reservoir's water level, the dam must have been breached!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well done Garry.

Davide Pernici
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great photo! This made it into my Topic 50 a.net photos gallery. Congrats! Photographer's choice, and 5 stars.

-Calvin Owen Jones

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