28 November 2008
Photo Hunt - Metal
The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is metal. Once again I'm not stretching the theme to show some photos's of the UK's last fully airworthy Lancaster bomber. The photos were taken at the 2006 and 2001 or perhaps 2002 Pathfinder Sunday at RAF Wyton, an annual day when the RAF salutes veterans of Bomber Command's Pathfinder Force. As I have stated in several previous posts I often take dad to the event so that he can have a few drinks with surviving comrades.
As it happened Dad did not fly many ops in Lancasters: before he was recruited to the Pathfinders he flew Wellingtons (canvas over a metal frame) and for most of his active service he flew Mostquitos (plywood). It would be a stretch to put up photos of either of these planes now!