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Sunday, May 19, 2013

70th Anniversary of the "Dambusters" Raids

Last friday I attended two functions relating to the 70th anniversary of The "Dambusters" wartime bombing mission.
My friend Greg Stanford's father Ross was a pilot in the famed 617 Squadron that carried out these missions.
Greg's dad died about 7 years ago.
About 10 years ago I did a photoshoot with Greg and his dad as Greg sensed time was running out for his dad and he did not have hardly any photos of them together in the later years.
See my earlier post. "When your Dad is your Hero."
In the morning last friday 16th May we went to a memorial service on the path of Remembrance in Adelaide.
Wreath's were laid by some of the family members of men who served in the squadron.
In the evening we went to a booklaunch for a revised book on the Dambusters by Australian Author,Colin Burgess.
It's called "Australia's Dambusters"
One of my pictures of Greg and his dad is in the book.
Below are some pics from the Service and the book launch.
Greg Stanford contemplates the Dambusters Memorial Plaque

Peter Caldicott of Channel 7 news interviews Greg Stanford

Rev.Brenton Daulby

Nikki(Shannon) King speaking at  the memorial service

Colin Burgess reads a poem

Rev.Brenton Daulby,Nikki King,Army Bugler and Greg Stanford

Nikki King making a short speech at beginning of book launch

Greg Stanford and Colin Burgess

Clive Baker;Publisher, Greg Stanford

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