Bomber Command Anniverary tour September 2020


Dambuster 617 Squadron


Western Front Association


 About: Spirit of Remembrance: Corporate Video   

 About Us Spirit of Remembrance: Why Spirit? 

  Globetrotter global TV Special - WW1: Fromelles

 What we do: Spirit of Remembrance

 Meet the Spirit Senior Team

 Full Financial Protection - TTA No. Q1234

 What we do: YOUR Family History Research

 About: Backwater Canal Boat Cruise/Tours

 What we do: 'Tailor Made Tours'

What we do: 'Small Private Family WW1 Tours'

 2020: 80th Anniversary Tour: 'Battle of Britain'    

 80th Anniversary: 'Battle of Britain' Picture Library

 2020: Bomber Command Tour: 'Braver than Brave'

 2020: Bomber Command: Australia Picture Library

 2019/2020:  'Ultra' 1 Day Western Front Tour    

 2020: Anzac Day: Hellfire Pass: Burma

 2020:  Villers-Bretonneux Anzac 1 Day ex Paris    

 2020:  Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Cruise: Pompey    

 2020: Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Cruise: Monash    

 2020: WW1: Aug Battlefield Cruise: 'Somme'

 2020: WW1: Sept. Cruise: 'Hindenberg Line'

 WW1: Major Australian Battles Western Front

 WW1: Google Map: Western Front Tours  

 Australians at War: WW1: 'Ferocious Larrikins'

 Australians at War: WW1: WW2: Anzac Spirit

 About: Australia & Villers-Bretonneux: WW1  

 Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day Images

 Australian Western Front WW1 Memorial Images

 Australian Remembrance Trail: Western Front

 Sir John Monash Centre: Villers-Bretonneux 

 Sir John Monash Centre: Images

 Ypres in WW1: Incl. Image library link  

 Ypres: WW1: Menin Gate Memorial Images

 WW2: Selection of iconic WW2 Poster Images

  WW2: D-Day & Battle of Normandy Images  

 Australia: WW2:  

 Australia: Post WW2: Korea: Vietnam    

 Our QUALITY Tour Inclusions    

      Terms & Conditions of Booking

     Secure Online Payment Facility

   Secure Booking Form (all bookings)

WW2: BOMBER COMMAND TOUR: September 2020: 'Brave beyond Belief'

10 - 22 September 2020: 13 Days/12 Nights13 days

*Includes 80th Anniversary 'Battle of Britain' Duxford airshow: Bomber County bases: Taxi runway ride in 'Just Jane' - WW2 Lancaster Bomber: Extensive WW2 Aviation Museums: International Bomber Command Centre: Most meals: 3 & 4 star plus accommodation: Dinner in prestigious London Services Club(s): London Blitz walk & more! The most comprehensive & historic WW2 Bomber Command Tour on offer.

FOREWARD: (*scroll down page for links for background, itinerary, costs etc)
This PREMIUM 2020 commemorative WW2 Bomber Command Tour is primarily designed to honour and remember the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Commonwealth men and women who played such a pivotal role in RAF Bomber Command in WW2.

The young men of Bomber Command faced dangers that today we can barely imagine - to give us the freedoms we take for granted today. Their sacrifice and extraordinary courage should never be forgotten. Bomber Command crews also suffered a horrific casualty rate: 55,573 were killed out of a total of 125,000 aircrew, a 44.4% death rate. A further 8,403 men were wounded in action, and 9,838 became prisoners of war. Most who flew were very young, the great majority still in their late teens. Crews came from across the globe – from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all corners of the Commonwealth, as well as from occupied nations including Poland, France and Czechoslovakia.

It took astonishing courage to endure the conditions that the suffered. A crew member in Bomber Command had a shorter life expectancy than a soldier in the trenches in WW1. Flying at night over occupied Europe, running the gauntlet of German night fighters, radar controlled searchlights and terrific anti aircraft fire, plus mid-air collisions and general flying accidents - the nerves of these young men were stretched to breaking point. But coolness and bravery were their tradecraft. Truly remarkable bravery.

International Bomber Command CentreSpirit of Remembrance is proud and honoured to support the newly opened (April 12, 2018) International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in the UK through the operation of this tour, with a donation from the tour proceeds going to the IBCC. The (IBCC) was created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. One of our tour highlights is a visit to the IBCC. Flight Sgt. H. James Flowers from Australia was a rear gunner in a Lancaster Bomber in WW2 - this is what IBCC means to him - and to all that flew and died in Bomber Command. Watch his emotional remembrance interview here.
And - here's a superb video of one of the only 2 airworthy WW2 Lancasters in the world - Avro Lancaster PA474  (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - RAF Coningsby) on her first test flight in 2019 (June 2019)

Continue to the TOUR INTRODUCTION here:

 Bomber Command - Introduction:

 Bomber Command - Background:

Bomber Command - Itinerary & Costs

 Bomber Command - 'The Lancaster' (poem)

 US Army Airforce - Mighty 8th & 100th Bomb Group

Spirit of Remembrance: Battlefield Tours UK: Battlefield Tours Canada: Battlefield Tours USAVillers-Bretonneux Anzac Day Tours