REFERENCE LINKS

LANC LINKS

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: Brandon Manitoba Canada
Nanton Lancaster Society
Brandon Municipal Airport and CATP Museum (Brandon Virtual Tours Series)
F/L WILLIAM G. CAMPBELL TRIBUTE &
LANCASTER KB879 MEMORIAL Websites
World War II (England)
WWII Web Ring
Aviation History Web Ring
Aviation Ring ~ List of Sites
Lancaster Restoration Group
The Lancaster Archive


ASSOCIATIONS
THE RAF LICHFIELD ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Military and Veteran Master Resource Guide
Air Force Association of Canada
Canadian War Museum
Veterans Affairs Canada
Royal Canadian Legion
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
RCAF Aircraft Data Base
Canadian Warplane Heritage
Canadian Air Force
Canadian Aviation Historical Society
Royal Canadian Air Force
RAFA ~ Royal Air Forces Association
Hangarline
Canadian Aviation & Military Heritage Network
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
WWII Website Association: List of Member WebSites
Canadian Military Hall of Honour Webring: List of Sites
406 Squadron (North Bay) RCAF Alliance
207 Squadron Royal Air Force Association.
Women's Auxiliary Air Force Association
Royal Air Forces Ex-POW Association
Air and Ground Search
British and Commonwealth Air Unit Register
Royal Air Forces Escaping Society 1945-95
Comrades and Colleagues: A search service for military personnel and units


BOMBER COMMAND

Bob Baxter's Bomber Command
Bomber Command
Bomber Command Association (Dutch)
Bomber Harris Trust Homepage
Sir Arthur Harris
WWII Strategic Bombing
Bomber Command Website Links


BCATP
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: Brandon MB
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Commemorative Stamp)
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Instructors
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: A Common Purpose
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: Foundation Report
BCATP Service Flying Training School No. 34 ~ Medicine Hat, Alberta
British and Commonwealth Air Unit Register
Memorabilia of the BCATP
Wings Over Alberta

BCATP AIRCRAFT SPECS & TRIBUTE SITES
Bomber Crew dot com
Tiger Moth Page
Harvard Specs Page
Avro Lancaster
Avro 683 Lancaster
Avro Lancaster Bomber
History of the Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber (Canadian Aces)
Halifax Restoration Project
Helping the Halifax Bomber Survive!
Flying Wires
Harvard Club of South Africa
Hudson Bomber Site
RAF 112 Sqdn Tribute

REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES
List of Classic WWII Movies
Flak and Flames at 20,000 Feet
My Grandpa Bird
Diary of a Lancaster Navigator
History Through the Eyes of WWII Veterans
Target Tonight: Air Crew Experiences
Cynthia Faryon: Author of the WWII "Unsung Heroes" Series

MUSEUMS
Nanton Lancaster Society & Museum
Royal Air Force Museum: Hendon
Brandon's XII MANITOBA DRAGOONS / 26 FD. REGT. RCA MUSEUM
List of Aircraft Museums and Collections in England  Links to Over 160 Sites
Virtual Visit to the RAF Museum
Western Canada Aviation Museum
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Walt Drohan's Canadian Air Forces "Museum" [art]
106 Lancaster Squadron - Aviation Museum
RCAF Memorial Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
The Saving of the Avro Lancaster NX611
British Columbia Aviation Museum
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Canada's Nation Aviation Museum
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Canadian Air Forces Museum
Shearwater Aviation Museum
Battle of Britain RAF Memorial Flight Museum
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Wellington Aviation Museum
Global Museum 2000
Aviation Museums of the World
Billy Bishop Heritage Museum
Toronto Aerospace Museum
RAF Millom Museum
Cornwallis Military Museum ~ Deep Brook, Nova Scotia


GENERAL AVIATION

Avro Arrow Aviation Links Directory
Southport Aerospace Centre
NAV Canada
Search the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Database
Canada National Aviation Week
Youth Flight Canada
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
Manitoba Aviation Council
Canadian Aviation Weather
Air Traffic Specialists Association of Canada
Irish Aviation
Civil Aviation: Transport Canada
Landings Aviation CyberHub
WWW Aviation Virtual Library
British Air Shows
Bill's Links to the World of Aviation
$100 Hamburger - TravelGuides for Pilots
Air Affair Aviation Hotlist Links
Regina Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society
WWII Links
Snowbirds Petition
Fly Magic: The Aviation Voucher Specialists
Pro Cockpit Aviation Links Site
KwMap: A Keywork Site for the Whole Internet



The British Monarchy: Official Website
RCAF March Past Audio Clip
RCAF Pictures Archives
Aviation Enthusiast Corner
A Chronology of Canadian Flags
Great Aviation Quotes
Smilin' Jack's Airport Page
Dutch Spotters On-Line! ~ The website for the military aviation enthusiast

WORLD WAR II REMEMBERED

Hillman WWII Photo Gallery: HMCS Prince Robert 1945
H.M.C.S. Prince Robert
Target Tonight: Air Crew Experiences
A Sailor's Life: My Time in the Canadian Navy
Air Battle over Holland - May 1940
RCAF PARTICIPATION WITH THE 12th BOMBER GROUP U.S.A.A.F. IN NORTH AFRICA
WORLD WAR II TIMELINE
Canadian Military Hall Of Honor Webring
Brief History of World War II
Surviving Spitfires
Valour Remembered
Canadian Participation in World War II
Uncommon Courage
Canadian Air Aces and Heroes
Canadian War Museum Tour
Canadian War Medals
War Artists of World War II
Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields
Open Your Hearts - The Story of Canadian Jewish War Orphans
Victory Bonding
Dutch War Brides
Kilroy Was Here: WWII Historic Sites & Memoirs
The Rich Thistle Studio of WWII Aviation
Dear Agnes: Letters from the Home Front
Armed Forces Pride Programme
Halifax Handley Page: Andy Yule Tribute
422 Squadron (Wartime 1942-45)
For the Moment Fan Site
Joe Hicks & the Battle for Europe
Allies in War
Warlinks
B-29 Restoration Project: Superfortress To Take To The Skies Again
Avro Anson aircraft crashes in Lake Ontario
In Memory of the crew of Lancaster W4317 QR-R
Shark Squadron

REMEMBRANCE SITES
Six Books of Remembrance
Canadian War Museum
War Monuments in Canada
Royal Canadian Legion
War Amps of Canada
Canada's Peacekeeping Heritage
Canadian Air Aces and Heroes
Bob Durnan's Aviation Art Hangar and Cartoons
WORLD WAR I REMEMBERED
Great Canadian War Homepage
The Great War
Valour Remembered
A Brief History of World War I
Canada's Participation in World War I
 Canadian Veterans Recollect
For Valour
Jack Turner's War
Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian War Museum Tour
 Canadian War Medals
 In Flanders Fields
Biography of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
War Artists of World War I
Popular English Songs of World War I
Military Glossary of Terms
Rare Aviation Photos from WWI


THE OTHER SIDE
Warbirds Alive! - A Japanese Site
The Battles of the Luftwaffe
The Luftwaffe Homepage
German Armed Forces in WWII
Luftwaffe Links
Luftwaffe: 1933-1945

LANCASTER SPECS

 
THE AVRO LANCASTER BOMBER
The Avro Lancaster was one of the best Allied heavy bombers of World War II. It was based on an unsuccessful twin-engine aircraft called the Manchester. A key reason for the Lancaster's achievement was its use of four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines - the same engines that powered the Spitfire. Well-known for its dependability, the Lancaster was liked by its crews and participated in many famous World War II missions, including the historic "Dam Buster" raids that led to the destruction of the strategically important Mohne, Eder, and Sorpe dams. Lancasters also destroyed the infamous Nazi battleship Tirpitz and were instrumental during attacks on the famous Peenemunde aircraft and rocket research facility. After the war, Lancasters were used as bombers by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and eventually by other air forces as well. A later derivative of the Lancaster design was the Shackleton, which was used for early warning and anti-submarine patrols by the RAF and South African Air Force. The aircraft were finally retired in the 1990s.


SPECIFICATIONS:
Country: Great Britain
Manufacturer: Avro
Designation: Lancaster
Type: Bomber
Service Dates: 1941 to the late 1950s
Length: 69'-6"
Wingspan: 102'-0"
Height: 20'-0"
Empty Weight: 36,900 lbs
Gross Weight: 70,000 lbs
Maximum Speed: 287 mph
Maximum Range: 1,660 miles
Maximum Altitude: 24,500 ft
Number of Crew: 7+
Engine Type: Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Engine Designation: Merlin x 4
Engine Horsepower: 1,460 hp



BackAhead

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
TAKE ME TO THE BCATP MUSEUM

WILLIAM G. CAMPBELL & LANCASTER TRIBUTE SITE
SITE NAVIGATION CHART
Part I: The Home Front

Staging Area - Contents - Dedication
William G. Campbell Tribute Site
Wonders of the Internet: Sandon/Strathclair
Two Villages Meet
A Hometown Story:
Strathclair, Manitoba, Canada
Campbell Family Album: Early Years
Campbell Family Album: 1920s
Campbell Family Album: 1930s
Campbell Family Album: 1940s
Hope... and Despair
Victory
Lancaster Story & Links
RCAF Pilot's Flying Log Book
Greetings & Mementos from Canada I
Greetings & Mementos from Canada II
Brandon Sun FP Story: WWW.HEROES
MY FRIEND BILL by Mick Spack
Sandon Memorial & Fly-Past Photos:
Phill Barratt Photo Gallery

Part II: Overseas

Day 1: Arrival Day 2: The Grand Tour ~ Sandon Church & Hall
Day 2: Sandon House Day 2: Sod Turning for the Stone
Day 3: Stone Village Tour I Day 3: Stone Village Tour II
Day 4: Blacon Cemetery I Day 4: Blacon Cemetery II - Memorials
Day 4: BBC Radio Interview Day 5: Chatsworth
Day 5: Banquet at the Crown Day 6: Memorial Dedication I
Day 6: Memorial Dedication II Day 6: Lancaster Fly Past
Day 6: Greyhound Inn Reception Day 6: F/S Graham Ward
Day 7: Goodbyes: Memorial Site
Burston & Purl Cottage & Sandon
Day 8: Return ~ Home Again

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