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Article about: Cold winter nights make thoughts turn to summer digging. I was fortunate to help out with a dig on a Dambuster Lancaster a few years ago. It survived the raid on the Sorpe dam only to be los

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    Cold winter nights make thoughts turn to summer digging. I was fortunate to help out with a dig on a Dambuster Lancaster a few years ago. It survived the raid on the Sorpe dam only to be lost dropping supplies to the resistance later in the war. The bomb aimer on the Dams raid attended the dig, as did relatives of the Canadian pilot killed in the crash.
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    Was the filming done for a TV network? .... ( the camera looks heavy duty )

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Is that an escape compass?

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    Whose Lanc was it on Op Chastise , Joe Mccarthys ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Yes Danmark, it went out as "Last of the Dambusters" in the UK and Canada. It was an excellent documentary, introducing some of the combatants face to face. The change in the bomb aimers attitude over the course of the program was astonishing. There are clips here: Last of the Dambusters (Part 3) - YouTube (avert your eyes for the grenade, not best practice)
    It was McCarthy's aircraft on the raid, switched at the last moment after their Lanc went unserviceable. The button is an escape compass, next to part of an oxygen gauge. I'm pretty sure the last photos are part of the top frame of the rear crew entrance door, unpleasantly peppered with flak damage.

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    Should have realised it wqs the documentary with Johny Johnson in it, very interesting programme !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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