In the cockpit of the last operational Lancaster at RAF Scampton are five survivors (from left) George Chalmers (wireless operator), Ivan Whittaker (engineer), Jack Buckley (gunner), Bill Howarth (gunner) and Bill Townsend (pilot) of the Dambusters raid on the industrial heart of Germany. *02/04/04: A collection of the medals won by Ivan Whittaker have gone on display ahead of their auction later this month. During the Second World War he twice received a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) - the only flight engineer in the RAF to receive two such honours. 30/04/2004: A Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to Dam Buster Ivan Whittaker who retired from the RAF as a group captain in 1974, but died five years later and remains the only flight engineer to be twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. His first award, received in November 1943, was for taking part in daring and hazardous operations - including the attack on dams along the Ruhr. He received a second a year later after landing a plane with badly wounded legs following a raid over France.
Film - "Battle of Britain" Production - RAF Henlow
Flight Lt. James "Ginger" Lacey, right, and Wing Commander Robert Stanford-Tuck stand next to a British Hurricane fighter at RAF Henlow, Buckinghamshire. The two veterans, along with many British and German aircraft from WWII, are part of the epic film being made both here and across Europe, "The Battle of Britain"
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Fifty Years Of Flying Show - German V2 Rocket - Hendon Aerodrome
A German V2 rocket being unloaded at Hendon aerodrome, Middlesex, for the three-day 'Fifty Years of Flying' show. The V2 was made to reach a height of 70, 000 ft and fly at 3, 600 mph. It was the first type of wingless rocket projectile used in the Second World War. *This V2 has been in British hands since the Nazi rocket research station at Peenemunde was captured.
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