Bomber Command Day Godmanchester

The 2nd Godmanchester Bomber Command Veterans Day 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016 The Comrades Club Godmanchester

The Veterans

  • Johnny Johnson, 617 Squadron, Bomb Aimer on board ‘T for Tommy' on the famous raid against the Sorpe Dam Busters
  • Eric Quinney The Dam Busters 1955 Film, Eric flew Lancaster P for Popsie in the aerial shots.
  • Donald Jeffs, XV Squadrons Stirling MacRoberts Reply'. Donald crashed in both Stirling aircraft to carry the name and became a POW after being shot down over Denmark
  • lan Blair, took the controls of a Blenheim bomber when the pilot was killed and landed it perfectly. He then went onto to train as a pilot and flew Spitfires. By the end of the war he had been shot down so twice.
  • Jo Lancaster, Wellington and Lancaster pilot, post war test pilot and the first Britain to use an ejector seat in an emergency.
  • James Flowers, tail end Charlie in 44 and 55 Squadron Lancasters in 1944/45. He has many tales of encounters with enemy night fighters. One battle lasted 26 minutes!

Veterans Signings 10am to 1pm (Any 2 items for £10)

Above subject to change at short notice.

Exhibits and support from the following groups

  • Little Gransden Air Show, The Pathfinder Heritage Centre
  • The Brampton Model Club, The Stirling Aircraft Project
  • The Cambridge Bomber & Fighter Society, RAF Tempsford
  • Museum, RAF Henlow (Signals) Museum, 73 Squadron
  • Huntingdon) Cadets, Simply Planes, The Short Stirling W6730
  • Project and The Porch Museum (Godmanchester) 

View interview with Roger Leivers that was shown on Cambridge TV