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King 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 'Frederick III', the aircraft of Wing Commander Campbell Hopcroft, commanding officer of No. 57 Squadron

Caption     King 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 'Frederick III', the aircraft of Wing Commander Campbell Hopcroft, commanding officer of No. 57 Squadron ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   TR 1000
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Photos on Same Day 27 May 1943
Photos at Same Place Scampton, England, United Kingdom
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Tony Curtis says:
6 Feb 2015 11:49:01 PM

The aircraft shown is ED989 DX-F and was my Grandfathers plane. If anyone has any further details on it I would love to know. It crashed whilst on the Peenumundee raid on 1718 Aug 1943.
2. Keith Mills says:
26 Oct 2020 02:26:18 PM

Frederick 3 carried the squadron code DX-F and was flown by the CO of 57 Squadron from Scampton and subsequently East Kirkby. Whilst the King did inspect 617 Squadron he also inspected 57 Squadron. The caption to this photo is incorrect, please amend it accordingly.
3. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
28 Oct 2020 07:25:08 AM

Thank you for providing us the additional details on this royal visit, Keith Mills, we have updated the caption accordingly.

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