1940 - 1st landplanes to be ferried across the Atlantic by air, are seven Lockheed Hudsons, flown from Gander in Newfoundland, Canada to Aldergrove in Northern Ireland by aircrew of the Atlantic Ferry Organisation (ATFERO). Militarised version of Lockheed Vega. Light bomber, Coastal Command Patrol Aircraft, Search & Rescue aircraft when fitted with dropable whaler; & sometime torpedo & anti shipping/submarine aircraft.

Lockheed Hudson aircraft of the Royal Air Force returning from convoy patrol over the Atlantic Ocean 1941

RAF Bomber Command's role during World War Two was to defend the UK and bomb the enemy's airbases, shipping, troops, communications and other industries connected to the German war effort.

Lancaster drops payload of poppies as Queen unveils Bomber Command memorial

Solved after 70 years: The mystery of the missing Lancaster Bomber Crew. A n eye witness led recovery team to crash site he had witnessed before, near Lamaurshine, Germany

Bomber Command memorial: The RAF bombers of the Second World War - Manhandling a 4000lb bomb on its trolley in front of a Vickers Wellington III of 419 Squadron RCAF, RAF Mildenhall May 1942 Picture: Charles E Brown

Bomber Command memorial: The RAF bombers of the Second World War

Bomber Command memorial: The RAF bombers of the Second World War - Manhandling a bomb on its trolley in front of a Vickers Wellington III of 419 Squadron RCAF, RAF Mildenhall May 1942 Picture: Charles E Brown

The Bomber Command Memorial, unveiled June 2012, commemorates 55,573 who died serving in Bomber Command during WWII. Located in Green Park along Piccadilly (closest tube, Hyde Park Corner). The Bomber Command Memorial was designed by architect Liam O'Connor & built using Portland stone. Within the memorial are the bronze sculptures of a Bomber Command aircrew.

The Bomber Command Memorial, unveiled June 2012, commemorates 55,573 who died serving in Bomber Command during WWII. Located in Green Park along Piccadilly (closest tube, Hyde Park Corner). The Bomber Command Memorial was designed by architect Liam O'Connor & built using Portland stone. Within the memorial are the bronze sculptures of a Bomber Command aircrew.

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