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CHS - FEATURE OF THE MONTH

MAY

Dambusters Raid
16/17 May 1943
VE Day
8 May 1945
First Jet Flight
15 May 1941






Britain's Jet Plane

United News

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Cranwellian Crowned 6 May 2023
A short booklet depicting Aircraft Accidents at RAF Cranwell.Info
A short booklet Commemorating the Cranwellians who won bravery awards during WWII, as far as we can determine.Info
A video clip (with audio BUT TURN IT UP) posted on FaceBook by RAF Marham on 17 May 2019, commemorating the Dambusters' sucessful mission 77 years earlier.Info
A short booklet depicting all the aircraft types that Whittle is supposed to have flown during his career.Info
A short booklet depicting Whittle's development of the Jet Engine and its inaugural flight in E28/39 at RAF Cranwell on 15 May 1941.Info
A short newsreel clip depicting Whittle's development of the Jet Engine Info
Click on this grahic to reveal an album commemorating the contribution of two Cranwellian pilots to the Dambuster's mission. Gibson recorded that Hoppy Hopgood was the best pilot he ever flew with. Hoppy attacked the Mohne Dam, injured and having lost one engine to flak en route. Dave Shannon was the youngest pilot and was awarded the DSO for his part in the raid.Info
An animated version of the Dambusters Raid, this account plots the paths of each of the 19 Lancasters, including those piloted by Cranweliians Hopgood and Shannon.Info