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    Yesterday in London’s Green Park the Queen unveiled a new memorial to the servicemen of the RAF’s Bomber Command who served during World War II. As part of the ceremony, the Lancaster Bomber scattered 82,000 poppies from the sky in tribute to the 55,573 airmen who lost their lives. Instagram Image by @Graham Lane

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My dad repaired these in World War 2. He was an airframe mechanic and was with No. 6 Bomber Command, stationed at RAF Leeming. ✈️

RAF Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, nr Hyde Park Corner, commemorates aircrews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during WWII. The memorial was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The memorial is classical in style, its roof is lined with aluminium from a Halifax bomber, behind a stainless steel lattice inspired by the geodesic fuselage construction of Wellington bombers.

Lancaster Bomber with a beauty all of its own. As the B17s returned to their bases the Lancasters, and other British Bombers, took off for their Night Bombing Raids. USA + UK = Success, always. rjp

Image by @equentin WW11 Vets in England spreading Poppies

"Dam Buster" Lancaster Bomber - Probably the most beautiful British WWII bomber.

Troops loading a 400 lb Cookie bomb into a Lancaster bomber. 1940

An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

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RAF Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight drops poppies over Green Park to commemorate every life lost in Bomber Command during WWII

Working on a bomber's ball-turret during World War II, England, 1942.Photo by Margaret Bourke-White