Three Lancaster B1s of No 44 Sqn flying in formation in 1942

Best Christmas present 1941

Seventy-five years ago, on Christmas Eve 1941, No 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, which had been operating Handley Page Hampden twin-engine bombers since February 1939, received the best Christmas present its crews could ask for, when the first three production Avro Lancaster B1s were delivered to them at Waddington.

Win an AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane 4046 watch

Win a ‘Hawker Hurricane’ watch worth £340

Our members’ ballot prize for November is a limited-edition ‘Hawker Hurricane’ watch. The watch usually costs £340, but one lucky RAF Memorial Flight Club member will receive it for free!

How to enter the ballot

All current members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club have been entered into this month’s ballot. If you’re not already a member, please join the Club before 30 November 2016


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