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OPERATION CHASTISE
65th Anniversary
Postmark: Scampton Date: 17th May 2005
 
On the night of 16th May 1943, W/C Gibson would lead his highly trained squadron to successfully attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley in the industrial heartland of Germany. Code named ‘Operation Chastise’ the attacks on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams demanded, high precision, low level flying to deliver the unique Barnes Wallis designed ‘Upkeep’ bouncing bomb. The success of Operation Chastise would write 617 Squadron into the history books as perhaps the most legendary of all the squadrons within Bomber Command.
The Cambridge Stamp Centre have produced a superb set of souvenir envelopes which commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of the Ruhr Dams in Operation Chastise. The cover illustration features a Lancaster bomber flying over the Mohne Dam and has a diagram showing the path of the ‘Upkeep’ bouncing bomb. The covers will be signed by the 6 surviving members of the original 617
‘Dambuster’ Squadron and are postmarked 17th May 2008, 65th anniversary date for raid in 1943.

SET OF 5 (all of the same design)
Personally autographed by
the surviving ‘Dambusters’ of 617 Squadron, the Raid on the Ruhr Dams

S/L J. Les Munro CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC; F/O Raymond E. Grayston RAF;
F/O Fredrick E. Sutherland RCAF; F/Sgt Grant McDonald RCAF;
S/L George Johnson DFM, RAF

also available in this series (same design)
Signed
Founder Adjutant F/L Harry Humphries RAF
(Recently deceased)

         
AVAILABLE VARIETIES:
       
Single Signed Covers (Set of 5) 24.95 GBP ORDER
Single Signed Harry Humphries(same design) 29.95 GBP ORDER
       
 
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