Sugar and Sparks

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Lancaster MkI bomber S-Sugar being readied for another operation.

Just a quick note of something I contributed to a local blog: BrownhillsBob’s Brownhills Blog (Getting at the engines).

The caption to the above picture on Wikimedia reads:  The Royal Australian Air Force in England, 1944 The veteran Avro Lancaster bomber ‘S for Sugar’, of No 467 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, is prepared for its 97th operational sortie at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire.

However, the history published by the RAF Museum says that in September 1943 the aircraft was transferred to 467 Squadron at RAF Bottesford, Leicestershire and coded PO-S, but while with 83 Squadron at Waddington was coded OL-Q.

There is more to come on this.  It seems hardly credible that one of the aircraft that my uncle, LAC Frank Dennis (electrician), serviced at RAF Waddingtion and then RAF Bottesford is still in one piece!

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