TOMORROW, 4th SEPTEMBER there is a one-off chance to see the newly restored print of this classic 1954 film at Cinemas up and down the Country. This is part of the British Summer of Film festival. And the universal starting time seems to be 18.30hrs.
This officer served as a night bomber pilot at the beginning of the war and quickly established a reputation as an outstanding operational pilot. In addition to taking the fullest possible share in all normal operations, he made single-handed attacks during his 'rest' nights on such highly defended targets as the battleship ' Tirpitz' then completing in Wilelmshaven....
On conclusion of his third operational tour, Wing-Commander Gibson pressed strongly to be allowed to remain on operations and he was selected to command a squadron then forming for special tasks. Under his inspiring leadership, this squadron has now executed one of the most devastating attacks of the war - the breaching of the Mohne and Eder dams....
Wing Commander Gibson has completed 170 sorties, involving more than 600 hours' operational flying. Throughout his operational career, prolonged exceptionally at his own request, he has shown leadership, determination and valour of the highest order.
Air Ministry Bulletin 10401, RAF Museum File DC76/74/1324
Just back (via the pub). Went with son, nephew and two friends one of whom is ex-RAF. Shamefully, it was the first time either my son or nephew had seen it but much enjoyed by both. The cinema could do with a good clean, though. My friend Robert got some dust in his eye.
It was only £2.50 to get in so we've sent £25 off to RAFA as a token of our appreciation. If anyone else is of a similar mind here's the link: