Dambusters 70th Anniversary

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Dambusters 70th Anniversary

16th May 2013

56 comments on “Dambusters 70th Anniversary
  1. bill_fawcett says:

    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.

  2. mickb6265 says:

    great additions,ian..really pleased you saw this….live on beeb two at the mo….

  3. darrendpc says:

    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

  4. nondesigner59 says:

    Fantastic set of shots.. Well done. (have you seen the video from in the plane ?)

  5. steve-bury-2004 says:

    Superb photo, wish I had seen this.

  6. jr55 (John Richardson) says:

    Just watching this on telly, thanks for posting these Ian, nice shots.

  7. rob of rochdale says:

    Great shots Ian

  8. fleabo says:

    lovely shots

  9. **Hazel** says:

    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 !!!!!!!!!:)

  10. gastephen says:

    nice one, Ian!

  11. Ian D B says:

    [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.

  12. pasujoba says:

    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 .

  13. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Brilliant stuff Ian – really gutted I couldn’t get there today, just glad Flickr gives me a chance to see some fantastic pics!

  14. S Cansfield says:

    Pleased you got the shot, wish I’d been there.

  15. Nicholas1963 says:

    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.

  16. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Just seen that there is another Dambusters documentary on BBC 2 later tonight!

  17. Nicholas1963 says:

    [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.

  18. Normanbongo says:

    Brilliant work! Thank you!

  19. And who am i says:

    Nice one Ian, have you seen the footage from the cockpit of the Lancaster from today (on youtube)
    I will send you the link.

  20. And who am i says:

    Nice one Ian, have you seen the footage from the cockpit of the Lancaster from today (on youtube)
    I will send you the link.

  21. davidsargeant.com says:

    Isn’t she beautiful…congrats on the Explore inclusion…bravo.

  22. Jainbow says:

    Amazing photos – so clear. Must have been quite moving. :~}

  23. GreyCopse says:

    Well done, a great series of photos and a lovely tribute.

  24. happymillerman says:

    Great photo. Superb detail.

  25. Steph C Kay says:

    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 😀

  26. amyrey says:

    You grabbed the near perfect viewpoint. I was wondering if you were in an escorting plane…

  27. The_Photo_Boy says:

    Awesome! Fantastic work – a great event to photograph

  28. And who am i says:


    Follow the link http://www.facebook.com/ukarmedforces
    it should take you to the site with the footage on.



  29. And who am i says:


    Follow the link http://www.facebook.com/ukarmedforces
    it should take you to the site with the footage on.



  30. southseadave says:

    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.

  31. Damon Finlay says:

    Fantastic series of shots, great stuff!

  32. shrdn.82 says:

    great work!

    Nostra Signora di Bonaria - Cagliari

  33. A F Images says:

    Very good image.Like 🙂

  34. BIG KEV6 PROJECT 2013 says:

    Stunning my friend had to be a favourite
    ~ Commented with Flickr Studio for iPad.

  35. The Stig 2009 says:

    Congratulations on Explore!

    Via Today’s Explore at #236 on Fluidr

  36. bazylek100 says:

    Great series, Ian! I can remember the movie well.

  37. mick cooke says:

    great series of photos Ian

  38. Mrs McG - East Yorks says:

    Superb series – this is truly a delightful capture – so emotive – hope you enjoyed the day?

  39. Mike Nethercott says:

    Great shot !!

  40. Tech Owl says:

    Well you have been busy – nice position and timing Ian. Didn’t get a chance myself

  41. stefanofox1963 says:

    fantastic shots,just watched it on the bbc iplayer!!

  42. Bob Symes says:

    Seen lots of Lanc shots but thats a classic , good set too .

  43. Highy says:

    Love it mate, the 2nd one down for me – looks like she’s really low there. Congrats on the Explore!
    Cracking day out!

  44. Nick Stewart2 says:

    Fabulous image, fabulous old bird.

    [ via flickriver explore  —Nick Stewart2 ]

  45. Mustang Koji says:

    You have rivaled LIFE photographers with this fabulous series, Ian. Truly gorgeous…!

  46. stiemer says:

    Cracking set of photos Ian, well done.

  47. salfordlad1 says:

    You’ve gotta be proud of this set Ian..You did them justice.

  48. geoff photos says:

    Good photos But don,t forget yhe many aircrew who died and also the 1380 civilians whp drowned including Russian prisoners of war

  49. Ian D B says:

    Many thanks everyone, this is my most faved photo ever!
    Thanks for the links guys, very interesting.

  50. Darren Stephens says:

    Awesome. Nuff said.

  51. cgullz says:

    the light and colours to this image, beautifully graced with this classic a/c – magic. fabulous work Ian.

  52. crusader752 says:

    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.
    Total respect.
    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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