Members of No. 106 Squadron RAF, including their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (standing middle, front row), celebrate on their return to Coningsby, Lincolnshire, from the 'Thousand Bomber' raid on Cologne, Germany. The Squadron's Avro Manchesters, in the course of replacement by Lancasters at this time, are parked off the perimeter track in the background.

Members of No. 106 Squadron RAF, including their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (standing middle, front row), celebrate on their return to Coningsby, Lincolnshire, from the 'Thousand Bomber' raid on Cologne, Germany. The Squadron's Avro Manchesters, in the course of replacement by Lancasters at this time, are parked off the perimeter track in the background.

Members of No 106 Squadron RAF gather in front of an Avro Lancaster B Mark I

Members of No 106 Squadron RAF gather in front of an Avro Lancaster B Mark I

The battle of the Ruhr hots up. An 8,000-lb HC bomb (‘super cookie’) is brought by tractor to a waiting Avro Lancaster of No. 106 Squadron RAF in its dispersal at Syerston, Nottinghamshire. The target on this particular night was Stuttgart, Germany.

The battle of the Ruhr hots up. An 8,000-lb HC bomb (‘super cookie’) is brought by tractor to a waiting Avro Lancaster of No. 106 Squadron RAF in its dispersal at Syerston, Nottinghamshire. The target on this particular night was Stuttgart, Germany.

The damaged fuselage and mid-upper turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, R5700 ‘ZN-G’, of No. 106 Squadron RAF based at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, after crash-landing at Hardwick, Norfolk, following an attack by a German fighter over Essen. R5700, was among 60 aircraft taking part in one of the first “Oboe” raids on Essen, on the night of 13/14 January 1943, when it was twice attacked by a Focke Wulf Fw 190 “Wilde Sau” night-fighter shortly after bombing the target

The damaged fuselage and mid-upper turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, R5700 ‘ZN-G’, of No. 106 Squadron RAF based at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, after crash-landing at Hardwick, Norfolk, following an attack by a German fighter over Essen. R5700, was among 60 aircraft taking part in one of the first “Oboe” raids on Essen, on the night of 13/14 January 1943, when it was twice attacked by a Focke Wulf Fw 190 “Wilde Sau” night-fighter shortly after bombing the target

Guy Gibson (centre) during his time as OC 106 Sqn, with John Searby to the left and Peter Ward-Hunt. Searby flew as Master Bomber on the August 1943 Peenemunde Raid - - RAF - Dambusters

Guy Gibson (centre) during his time as OC 106 Sqn, with John Searby to the left and Peter Ward-Hunt. Searby flew as Master Bomber on the August 1943 Peenemunde Raid - - RAF - Dambusters

Silhouetted by smoke, flares, and explosions, this Avro Lancaster of No. 106 squadron, No. 1 group RAF takes part in the vicious attack against Hamburg, Germany. January 30/31, 1943

Silhouetted by smoke, flares, and explosions, this Avro Lancaster of No. 106 squadron, No. 1 group RAF takes part in the vicious attack against Hamburg, Germany. January 30/31, 1943

106 squadron Lancaster aircrew at RAF Syerston after raiding Genoa, October 1942.

106 squadron Lancaster aircrew at RAF Syerston after raiding Genoa, October 1942.

Preparing to load 1,000-lb MC bombs into the bomb-bay of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 106 Squadron RAF at RAF Metheringham, prior to a major night raid on Frankfurt. The stencilled lettering around the circumference of each bomb reads "RDX/TNT"

Preparing to load 1,000-lb MC bombs into the bomb-bay of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 106 Squadron RAF at RAF Metheringham, prior to a major night raid on Frankfurt. The stencilled lettering around the circumference of each bomb reads "RDX/TNT"


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A gunner, believed to be RAF Sergeant J Bell, looks through the opening in the perspex of the rear turret of Avro Lancaster R5740/`KM-O’. The four guns shown are Browning .303 machine guns

A gunner, believed to be RAF Sergeant J Bell, looks through the opening in the perspex of the rear turret of Avro Lancaster R5740/`KM-O’. The four guns shown are Browning .303 machine guns

A British ground crew check the bomb load of a Lancaster, 1944.  Frank Scherschel

A British ground crew check the bomb load of a Lancaster, 1944. Frank Scherschel

G-H Leader Lancaster of 218 Squadron.  I thought that was a Rose tail turret at first, but looking closer I think it's a Frazer-Nash with the rear perspex extensively cut away. It has 4 x .303 guns whereas the Rose Turret had 2 x .50.   My mistake.   Note the two men in RAAF uniforms (darker blue) on the right.

G-H Leader Lancaster of 218 Squadron. I thought that was a Rose tail turret at first, but looking closer I think it's a Frazer-Nash with the rear perspex extensively cut away. It has 4 x .303 guns whereas the Rose Turret had 2 x .50. My mistake. Note the two men in RAAF uniforms (darker blue) on the right.

Avro Lancasters of No 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force, lined up in the dusk at Scampton, Lincolnshire, before an operation.

Avro Lancasters of No 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force, lined up in the dusk at Scampton, Lincolnshire, before an operation.

What I call a Frazer-Nash and what someone at Wikipedia calls a Nash-Thompson.  FN-20. On a B.X at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

What I call a Frazer-Nash and what someone at Wikipedia calls a Nash-Thompson. FN-20. On a B.X at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

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