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Aeroplane Monthly Summer 2013

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As I wrote these words the 70th anniversary of the
famous Dam Busters raid was upon us. There was
much going on in the media of course, and on May
15 I received some exciting news of a possible occurrence on
the anniversary date which, if it happens, I hope to be able to
write about in the August issue.
Meanwhile I took the opportunity to visit the former offi ce
of Wg Cdr Guy Gibson VC, DSO*, DFC* around this time
to take a “step back in time”. The offi ce has been superbly
restored by the volunteers at the RAF Scampton Heritage
Centre to appear similar to how it was furnished in 1943. The
pictures in the article beginning on page 100 of this issue
hopefully highlight what a great job has been made of this,
and I’m sure many of you will want to visit the offi ce in the
coming months.
Elsewhere in this issue we have launched a new series,
Lightplane Archive. In similar fashion to our Airliner Archive
series, this will focus on relevant aircraft that are lesser
Following last year’s successful “Wings of the Black Cross”
issue ( June 2012 Aeroplane), within this 124-page “Summer”
edition we include a further selection of articles relating to
German aircraft types. This has been branded the Summer 2013 issue as it will have an extended shelf life in some outlets and replaces a July-dated issue.
The August 2013 Aeroplane will go on sale as normal
on June 25.