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Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Further Promotional Videos Launched by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

Two new videos from Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) provide a fascinating comparison of the feelings and thoughts of bomber crew members from two different eras of the county's aviation heritage.

A Bomb Aimer's Story

This video takes viewers back to World War II on 20th December 1943. On an operation to Frankfurt, Bomb Aimer Les Rutherford was one of only two survivors when his Lancaster bomber was shot down over Germany. His miraculous survival is told in this short film, which can be viewed on the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wzz3ERe-ME


Les Rutherford's full wartime story is recorded in an AHL oral history interview on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/aviation-heritage-lincs-1/ahl-les-rutherford-bomber

Reflections on Operation Black Buck

Moving on nearly forty (40) years, this video takes viewers on to 1st May 1982 and the Falklands Campaign. In this 15 minute interview, Pilot Martin Withers and Navigator Plotter Andy Marson discuss their role in the first Black Buck Operation against the occupying Argentinian forces.

Martin Withers was the pilot of the first Black Buck operation planned at RAF Waddington and launched from Ascension Island. Andy Marson was involved in the planning stages and was part of the route planning for the operation. This video can be viewed on the following link:


“These video clips will be used to highlight the aviation heritage in the county at tourism shows; major events like the Waddington International Air Show; and will be available for viewing via the AHL website.” Commented Phil Bonner AHL's Aviation Development Officer, he concluded. “We hope that individuals who are proud of the county's diverse aviation heritage will share the clip with their friends and relatives around the world and thereby help to raise the profile of the county.”

AHL is funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of £436,000 and AHL's remit is to work with various venues to raise the profile of aviation heritage in the county. These video clips have been produced for AHL by Lincoln based Electric Egg to record the county of Lincolnshire's diverse aviation heritage.

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