RAF Bomber Command’s first 1,000 bomber raid

RAF Bomber Command’s first 1,000 bomber raid May 1942

Header image: Vickers Wellingtons made up the majority of the force that took part in the RAF’s first 1,000 bomber raid. Some were from Operational Training Units, such as these from No 16 OTU at RAF Barford St John, a satellite airfield for Upper Heyford. (artwork: Gary Eason flightartworks.com)

RAF Bomber Command’s first 1,000 bomber raid – codenamed Operation Millennium – took place 75 years ago this month on the night of 30th/31st May 1942.

RAF Salute BBMF 60th anniversary issue

RAF ‘Salute 2017’ - BBMF 60th anniversary issue

The 2017 edition of Royal Air Force Salute is dedicated entirely to the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in its 60th anniversary year. Now on sale at just £5.99, it’s available from retailers including WHSmith and selected supermarkets, or direct from Key Publishing.

Officially endorsed by the Royal Air Force and produced by Key Publishing, RAF Salute 2017 provides a spectacular biopic of the BBMF, 60 years on from its formation as the Historic Aircraft Flight at Biggin Hill.

Duxford Flying Legends

Competition – Win tickets to Duxford Flying Legends 2017

On top of this month’s fantastic prize for members, we’re also giving away two adult tickets and a car pass for this year’s Flying Legends Air Show. The show will take place at IWM Duxford on 8 – 9 July.

Answer the following question and complete the entry form below by 26 May 2017 to be in with a chance of winning. This competition is open to everybody, so please do share it with your friends and family. The first correct answer drawn will win the prize.


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