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Refueling the Lanc

Refueling the Lanc
The port (left-hand) side of PA474 representing Lancaster BIII W5005 ‘AR-L’ “Leader” of 460 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron, with its nose art of a kangaroo in wellington boots playing bagpipes reflecting the mixed nationalities of the crew: Scottish, Welsh and Australian. The ‘bomb log’ on the nose will show a ‘snapshot in time’ at the point just after the 30th successful operation flown by W5005, to Munich on 6th September 1943. W5005 eventually completed 94 operations before ditching in the Humber on 27th August 1944, after having been transferred to 550 Squadron.

The original Lancaster W5005 completed at least 44 operations while it was with 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire, including four to Italy and four to Berlin, between 1943 and 1944.

Tractacus, Bill Robinson / kinderbill, Frans Schols and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

9 comments - The latest ones
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Nice shot Steve ~ Y* ~ All the best ~ Nick
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to Nick Weall club
Thank you Nick i am pleased you think this shot taken today worthy of your YS :))

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
HappySnapper club
Terrific nostalgia shot Steve.
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to HappySnapper club
Thank you Maurice i am pleased you also like this shot from Coningsby :))

Best wishes as always ... Steve
2 years ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
Thank you for your YS


Bill Robinson / kinderbill


Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago. Edited 8 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Prachtige foto van dit historisch vliegtuig! Beste wensen Frans......
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to Frans Schols club
Thank you Frans i am so pleased you like this shot of our Lancaster :))

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
Lovely photo of the Lancaster Steve and good notes.
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to Tone
Thank you Tone on both counts .. this was the first time i have seen the Lanc in its new paint schemes

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.

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