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Lancaster Outbound

Aircraft of 100 Sqdn slowly turn on to a north-easterly heading, shortly after take off, as the wintry sun sets. Unlike the USAF procedure of massed formations the Lancaster force flew as individuals, completely self-contained for navigation and target finding. The path to the target area was defined by the Group navigation team and was best adhered to if the individual crew wished to miss the known highly defended areas. Navigation and timing was of the utmost importance as all aircraft, often close to 1,000 by this time in 1944, were planned to be through the target area in a 45 minute time frame, thus saturating the Lufwaffe air and ground defences. With safety in numbers, cocooned in the mainstream 'traffic', the navigator was the king-pin in the crew (but then I would say that wouldn't I)!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2004 - 4:28 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Lancaster Outbound
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:8 Sep 2011 - 9:54 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Lancaster, Ww2
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Jestertheclown
8 Sep 2011 - 10:02 AM

Excellent Pat.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 10:04 AM

Wonderful piece of work yet again Pat. Great to see a Lancaster of the 'Tatty Tons'
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 10:08 AM

Beautifully compiled image, Pat: and of course your narrative adds so much as always, recounting aspects of WW11 RAF history and the methods and practices of Bomber Command in this case.
Excellent work.
Ronnie.

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canonfan
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8 Sep 2011 - 10:12 AM

Excellent work. Well done
Jim

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tedtoop
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8 Sep 2011 - 10:41 AM

Don't know how you done it, just fantastic.

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digital_boi
8 Sep 2011 - 11:18 AM

Nice work again and excellent narrative thanks

Graham

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Cormy
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8 Sep 2011 - 11:36 AM

Superb Pat.A really outstanding image.
Cheers
Alan

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TonyBrooks
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8 Sep 2011 - 2:52 PM

Super!

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mattw
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8 Sep 2011 - 4:01 PM

Well put together

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 4:11 PM

Mmmmmm....stunning !!!

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Rees
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8 Sep 2011 - 5:36 PM

Excellent work - just superb and informative - well done.

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 9:26 PM

Super as always Pat, and the narrative too. Anyone would think you'd been navigator Wink
Alan

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patspeirs e2 Member 7patspeirs vcard Scotland
8 Sep 2011 - 9:49 PM

Only way to go, Alan.

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Alistair1403
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9 Sep 2011 - 6:26 PM

Very nice. My Dad { a tail end charlie in 153 Sqdn in 1944/45} called this a 'gaggle' as fully laden aircraft moved off to the dangerous concentration points to combine with others to form the bomber stream, often in the dark. A 'gaggle he described as "a group of aircraft flying at roughly the same height and in roughly the same direction at roughly the same time - never to be confused with formation flying"

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UBOAT e2 Member 741 forum postsUBOAT vcard Scotland
9 Sep 2011 - 7:00 PM

Looks like they are getting better and better Grampa with the amount of awards you are getting. So with your navigating they will hit Australia then.

connor

Last Modified By UBOAT at 9 Sep 2011 - 7:03 PM

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patspeirs e2 Member 7patspeirs vcard Scotland
9 Sep 2011 - 9:46 PM

Hi Alistair - a fine description and a good example ofthe difference between the USAF approach and the RAF. Your Dad would be at one of the more famous bomber bases, Scampton, at that time - he and his fellow crew members served us all well in those days - a quiet salute to them all. Thanks for the input.......................Pat

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2011 - 6:34 PM

superb work,
Lee

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10 Sep 2011 - 9:55 PM

well done, so good to view!!!

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viscostatic
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14 Sep 2011 - 5:51 PM

Great image and information Pat.

Phil.

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