Dam Busters 75th Anniversary Club Dinner with Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFC

Friday 30th November 2018

On Monday 21st May 2018, the Royal Air Force Club was privileged to welcome the last surviving British member of the Dam Busters to a special Club Dinner to commemorate 75 years since Operation Chastise. Johnny, an Honorary Life member of the Club, regaled the assembled members and guests with his personal story of the raids of 16th, 17th May 1943, when 133 Allied aircrew took to the skies in 19 specially-adapted Lancaster bombers, carrying Barnes Wallis's ingenious bouncing bombs.

The Club was also delighted to welcome other former members of 617 Squadron to the event, including Flt Lt Jo Salter, the RAF’s first female fast jet pilot & 617’s official historian Dr Robert Owen, along with an art exhibition ‘Dam Busters Reunited’ by artist Dan Llywelyn Hall. 

Pictured: Club CEO & Secretary Miles Pooley FIH MI, Sqn Ldr ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFC & Club Trustee & event host, Air Commodore Barbara Cooper CBE.

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