Lincoln Diocesan Guild
St Michael and all Angels
Thursday, 16 May 2013 in 2h 43 (8 cwt)
5040 Minor
1 extent each of Surfleet Surprise, Kent Treble Bob, Cambridge Surprise, Double Oxford Bob, Single Oxford Bob, St. Clement's College Bob, Plain Bob
1 David Fox
2 John F Underwood
3 Robert M Wood
4 Philip H Dawson
5 Graham J N Colborne (C)
6 Christopher C P Woodcock
Specially arranged to mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the "Dambusters" attack on the Ruhr dams by 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force, on the night of 16th/17th May 1943. Hackthorn is the closest tower to RAF Scampton from where the attack was launched. This peal is dedicated to the memory of all those who perished, whether in the air or on the ground, as a consequence of the operation.