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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:28 pm 
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my grandfather & his crew are buried in east Germany
unfortunately my Nan passed away before the Berlin wall came down so
never knew . his final resting place.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Don, is there a memorial to your grandfather and his crew in the UK?

If not and you have all their details etc. we'd like to have something made and placed in the LAHC's Bomber Command garden of remembrance. This could all be done in plenty of time for Em's Day on the 29th May.

If you can't attend Em's Day we'll take some pictures of the memorial and dedication.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Chris you have pm.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:31 pm 
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We're going to go ahead with a memorial to Don's grandfather and his crew :worthy: :worthy: . This will be placed in the LAHC Bomber Command garden of remembrance and dedicated at sometime during Em's Day.

83 Squadron history: http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercom ... uadron.cfm

RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire: http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbramptonwyton/ ... ection.cfm

We'll arrange a visit to RAF Wyton sometime this year, details TBC.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:46 pm 
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thank you Chris.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:48 pm 
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:yup: :sun: :worthy: :worthy:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:33 am 
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Fantastic :4roz: Read about Don's grandad then CJ's suggestion last night and burst into floods of tears :? My emotions have been pretty shot since my accident and something like this is the perfect storm, thanks CJ :worthy: Feel really proud of our community here 8-)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:03 pm 
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I too felt moved when I read about Don's grandfather and his crew. I did some research and together with some additional details from Don, I've managed to put together the story of what happened to Lancaster B.111, JB284, OL-C, on the 23rd November 1943.

A total of 764 aircraft took part in that mission, including 10 Lancasters (630 Squadron) from East Kirkby. 2 failed to return to East Kirkby.

Bomber Command aircrew losses in WW2 were staggering, 55,573 were killed and all of them were volunteers :worthy:....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:54 pm 
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True Heroes All! :worthy: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:28 am 
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CJ wrote:
Bomber Command aircrew losses in WW2 were staggering, 55,573 were killed and all of them were volunteers :worthy:....

Buell Abusa wrote:
True Heroes All! :worthy: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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The futility of war saddens me at times, with the vast numbers lost
The battle of the Somme :headbang:
" Britain's first-day casualties, a staggering 19,240 died."
by the end
" In all, for the six miles that British soldiers advanced, they lost more than 400,000 while in all the battle saw 1.3 million casualties."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/ten-f ... the-somme/

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Barney in for his MOT tomorrow! :uhoh: Hope Lil Em is smiling down on us? :sun: Pity the poor MOT guy if he fails it. There will be a bolt of lightning thrown down! :couch:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:52 am 
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After getting soaking wet and freezing cold! Barney passed his MOT with no advisories!! :dance: :dance:

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