Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, & four of the crew of Lancaster ED932/G (G George) a few months after the famous Dams Raid on the night of 17/18th May 1943. Note the darker blue uniforms of the RAAF. The purple ribbon of Gibson’s Victoria Cross, awarded for the raid, is clearly visible below his wings brevet. His bravery during the operation defies belief…after dropping his bouncing bomb, (more accurately, it was an aerial mine) Gibson followed every other Lancaster in to the target, laying down a solid field of fire at any available AA position, with his landing lights on in an attempt to draw away the enemy fire. He was killed in action almost exactly 16 months later.