• Short Summary

    SIR BARNES WALLIS HAS CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY WITH A REUNION OF THE FAMOUS 617 SQUADRON.

  • Description

    SIR BARNES WALLIS HAS CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY WITH A REUNION OF THE FAMOUS 617 SQUADRON. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS HELD AT A RESTAURANT IN SURREY, ENGLAND, AND AMONG THE GUESTS WERE MARSHALL OF THE RAF, SIR ARTHUR HARRIS, AIR CHIEF MARSHALL, SIR RALPH COCHRANE AND GROUP CAPTAIN LEONARD CHESHIRE, WHO LED THE SQUADRON IN THE CLOSING STAGES OF WORLD WAR TWO. SIR BARNES IS BEST REMEMBERED FOR DESIGNING THE "BOUNCING BOMB" THAT WAS USED SO EFFECTIVELY IN THE DAMBUSTERS RAID WHICH DESTROYED THE MOEHNE AND EDER DAMS IN GERMANY. AT THE CELEBRATION THERE WERE TWO AUSTRALIANS ONE OF THEM WAS MR LANCE HOWARD, OF PERTH, WHO FLEW OF THE DAMBUSTERS RAID AS A NAVIGATOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FRFRF4CE5LRM8IHHVH92KH0W
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FRFRF4CE5LRM8IHHVH92KH0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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