AVRO Lancaster Production

The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley-Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving with RAF Bomber Command. The "Lanc" or "Lankie," as it became affectionately known, became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, "delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties." Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams.

Dambusters Tribute

A Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund tribute to the 53 airmen who lost their lives on May 17, 1943

Dambuster Remake

Dambuster veteran Jonny Johnson talks about the new Dambusters movie just after meeting with the Director Peter Jackson, you will know Peter from films like The Lord of the Rings and the King Kong remake.