Lancaster Bomber

Year 5 have been on a school trip to RAF Waddington. We had a tour where we were able to see the different parts of World War Two fighter planes. "I was surprised by the size of the planes especially the Lancaster bomber, it was huge. It would carry a crew of seven but after the war many more passengers were crammed onboard in a bid to rescue and free British prisoners." said John.

We were told that during the war, up to 80 planes were destroyed during fighting or training every month. Some were involved in a collision, shot down or had technical difficulties such as a propellor catching fire. It was amazing to learn. "We heard about a carrier pigeon called 'Billy' who would fly onboard the plane but if the plane crashed, the pigeon would fly off back home with a message." said Izzy.