"The Lancaster took the major part in winning the war with its attacks on Germany. On land it forced the Germans to retrieve from their armies half their sorely needed anti-tank guns for use by over a million soldiers who would otherwise have been serving in the field. The Lancaster won the naval war by destroying over one-third of the German submarines in their ports, together with hundreds of small naval craft and six of their largest warships. Above all, the Lancaster won the air war by taking the major part in forcing Germany to concentrate on building and using fighters to defend the Fatherland, thereby depriving their armies of essential air and particularly bomber support. But the Lancaster was Roy Chadwick, and it was he who did all that for his country." — Sir Arthur T. Harris
This gallery of images, taken over two days during VeRA's visit to Middleton St George, is dedicated to the flight and ground crews of Bomber Command and the 55,573 souls from that group who lost their lives in the conflict, and in particular to the courage of Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski VC and his comrades of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Per ardua ad astra.