Bomber Command Museum of Canada

On May 16-17, 1943, the Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron carried out a night attack on three German dams. “Operation Chastise” is considered a significant turning point in World War II.

More than 75 years later, the Nanton Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, Alberta held a weekend of events to mark the occasion and to honour those who flew the raids, many of which did not come home safely.

On Friday, August 24,  a Lancaster Bomber — retrofitted with a replica of the “Upkeep Bomb” — had its four Merlin engines fired up for the crowd gathered to watch the display.

This video is different the from “vlog style” videos I have been doing lately in that I simply stand back and record the action and let the narrator tell the story.

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