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Dambusters 70th Anniversary
16th May 2013
Glad you made it to the fly-past Ian – great series of photos! Good to see the courage and airmanship of the men taking part in the raid is not forgotten.
great additions,ian..really pleased you saw this….live on beeb two at the mo….
i was gutted i couldnt make this, I was waiting to see these photos from the flickr members id guess to be there 🙂 nice shots, thank you for capturing it
Fantastic set of shots.. Well done. (have you seen the video from in the plane ?)
Superb photo, wish I had seen this.
Just watching this on telly, thanks for posting these Ian, nice shots.
Great shots Ian
Stunning series of photos Ian, I am so pleased you were able to go to the Anniversary!! I am really pleased the first photos I have seen were taken by you !!!!!!!!!:)
nice one, Ian!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/16400953@N02] Thanks Hazel! It was a fab 15 minutes.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingfleab] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/longsidepies] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gastephen] Thanks guys.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/jr55] Yeah was watching it on BBC2 myself…. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickb6265] Thanks for the heads up Mick, I switched the telly on soon as I read your comment.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/74469824@N00] It was worth the effort.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_fawcett] Yeah it is very good to see the men of Bomber Command get some recognition at last.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nondesigner] Not yet Malcom. I will catch it later or look online.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrendpc] Thanks mate. It was superb to see the Lanc and the Spit and the Tornadoes.
Great work Ian , amazingly similar . I guess thats cos we were stood next to each other 🙂
A terrific day out and well chilled out too sitting in the sunshine on the hillside waiting for it to happen .
Brilliant stuff Ian – really gutted I couldn’t get there today, just glad Flickr gives me a chance to see some fantastic pics!
Pleased you got the shot, wish I’d been there.
Great pictures, many thanks! Earlier tonight I watched the commemoration at RAF Scampton 2 of the 3 surviving dam buster present. I was about 12 when I first read Paul Brickhill’s book and since have collected what ever I can snap up dealing with operation Chastise. What a cool and brave thing to do; what a sacrifice too: 53 young men gone.
Lest we forget.
Just seen that there is another Dambusters documentary on BBC 2 later tonight!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59] Yes mate it is but rather late for me considering us in the formerly enemy coast ahead are an hour later than you. Think I cannot manage work starting of at 7 when I watch the telly till 2 in the morning.. Will have to watch later.
Good to see that it gets some attention.
Brilliant work! Thank you!
Nice one Ian, have you seen the footage from the cockpit of the Lancaster from today (on youtube)
I will send you the link.
Isn’t she beautiful…congrats on the Explore inclusion…bravo.
Amazing photos – so clear. Must have been quite moving. :~}
Well done, a great series of photos and a lovely tribute.
Great photo. Superb detail.
Wonderful series of photographs Ian – the air was so clear for your shots. So glad you were able to get there with your passion for planes 😀
You grabbed the near perfect viewpoint. I was wondering if you were in an escorting plane…
Awesome! Fantastic work – a great event to photograph
Follow the link http://www.facebook.com/ukarmedforces
it should take you to the site with the footage on.
Nice ones Ian. I was listening to Chris Evans’ breakfast show as he was at the airfield where they flew from. He mentioned the documentary on Ch4 i watched last year where they recreated designing and flying with the bombs. No easy feat.
Fantastic series of shots, great stuff!
View on Black
Very good image.Like 🙂
Stunning my friend had to be a favourite
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Congratulations on Explore!
Via Today’s Explore at #236 on Fluidr
Great series, Ian! I can remember the movie well.
great series of photos Ian
Superb series – this is truly a delightful capture – so emotive – hope you enjoyed the day?
Great shot !!
Well you have been busy – nice position and timing Ian. Didn’t get a chance myself
fantastic shots,just watched it on the bbc iplayer!!
Seen lots of Lanc shots but thats a classic , good set too .
Love it mate, the 2nd one down for me – looks like she’s really low there. Congrats on the Explore!
Cracking day out!
Via Today’s Explore at #317 on Fluidr
Fabulous image, fabulous old bird.
[ via flickriver explore —Nick Stewart2 ]
You have rivaled LIFE photographers with this fabulous series, Ian. Truly gorgeous…!
Cracking set of photos Ian, well done.
You’ve gotta be proud of this set Ian..You did them justice.
Good photos But don,t forget yhe many aircrew who died and also the 1380 civilians whp drowned including Russian prisoners of war
Many thanks everyone, this is my most faved photo ever!
Thanks for the links guys, very interesting.
Awesome. Nuff said.
the light and colours to this image, beautifully graced with this classic a/c – magic. fabulous work Ian.
I’ve seen a few photo’s from that day Ian but this one stands out especially with the sense of motion and the bomb doors open. Imagine doing that for real – much lower, in the dark, being shot at and then if you were lucky, getting back home.
When I see her again this year I shall look upon her with even more awe and savour the experience and again remember those who didn’t make it back.
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