Bomber Command veterans honoured at commemorative event

Bomber Command Veterans Day, at Godmanchester Commrades Club,

Bomber Command Veterans Day, at Godmanchester Commrades Club, - Credit: Archant

The last-surviving airman who took part in the Dam Busters raid was among guests at a special Bomber Command Veteran’s Day held in Godmanchester on Saturday.

Johnny Johnson, of 617 Squadron, was among a host of veterans who appeared at the special commemorative event at the Comrades Club, in Cambridge Street.

Also in attendance were wireless operators, gunners and pilots who, between them, completed hundreds of missions during the Second World War over Europe, as well as some, like Donald Jeffs and Henry Wagner, who became prisoners of war.

The veterans spoke to visitors about their experiences, posed for pictures, and signed autographs. The event also saw exhibitions and displays from a range of groups, including the Little Gransden Air Show, Brampton Model Club, and Godmanchester’s own Porch Museum.

It was the second time the event has been held, following a successful inaugural event last year.

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