Ground crew refuelling and bombing-up a Lancaster of 75 (NZ) Sqn.

No Christmas for them 75 years ago

Header image: In December 1942 RAF Bomber Command was heavily involved in the bombing offensive against Germany. (Ground crew refuelling and bombing-up a Lancaster of 75 (NZ) Sqn.)

Seventy-five years ago, as Christmas 1942 approached, RAF Bomber Command, which now included 12 squadrons of Avro Lancasters, was heavily involved in the bombing offensive against Germany. The last major raid before Christmas was launched on the night of 21st / 22nd December 1942 against Munich. The Command’s intention was then to give the crews something of a break over Christmas Day and, as it happened, extensive and persistent fog over many of the Bomber Command airfields between 25th and 27th December precluded further major operations until after then.

Just Jane

Win a tour of Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is home to Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ and this month, you could win a fantastic 30-minute tour of the aircraft. The tour would usually cost £55.00 and you’ll also receive free admission to the museum (normally £7.50).

How to enter the ballot

All current members of the Club have been entered into this month’s ballot prize draw. If you’re not already a member, please join the RAF Memorial Flight Club before 4 December 2017.

W.O. Kev Ball (left) and Flt Sgt ‘Deano’ McAllister (right)

BBMF Engineering – changes at the top

Header image:  W.O. Kev Ball (left) and Flt Sgt ‘Deano’ McAllister (right) are both moving on from the BBMF. (Photos: RAF Coningsby Photo Section Crown Copyright)

The BBMF engineering management team has recently experienced several significant changes in personnel.

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