24 May '12, 9am

Wg Cdr Guy Gibson Remembered

Wg Cdr Guy Gibson Remembered

A memorial was unveiled at Porthleven last week to celebrate the life of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the Commanding Officer of 617 Squadron during the time of the 'Dambusters Raid'. Exactly 69 years to the day after the famous Dambusters Raid, the people of the Cornish fishing town of Porthleven, with the support of personnel from RAF St Mawgan, celebrated the life and achievements of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who led the famous and incredibly dangerous attack on the Ruhr Dams in May 1943. The Dambusters Raid was carried out by the specially formed 617 Squadron who used Barnes Wallis' famous 'bouncing bomb' to strike against the critical dams which supported the German industrial might during the Second World War. Wing Commander Gibson's daring and courageous acts that day led to him being awarded a Victoria Cross; the highest military decoration awarded for valour 'in the...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/wg-cdr-guy-gibson-reme...

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