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2 Oct 1940

Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1940
Handley Page Hampden crewmembers of No. 83 Squadron RAF Bomber Command arriving at their aircraft in a lorry driven by a WAAF member, RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 2 Oct 1940
21 Mar 1943

United Kingdom
  • No. 617 Squadron RAF was established at RAF Scampton, England, United Kingdom under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson for the purpose of launching an attack upon the Ruhr dams in Germany. ww2dbase [Dambuster Raid | Scampton, England | AC]
27 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 27 May 1943
King George VI speaking with Flight Lieutenant Les Munro, observed by Wing Commander Guy Gibson and Air Vice Marshal Ralph Cochrane, Scampton, England, United Kingdom, 27 May 1943King George VI inspecting ground crewmen during his visit to No. 617 Squadron (Dambusters) and No. 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 27 May 1943; note Lancaster B Mk I bomber

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