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Photo was taken while my grandfather was deployed with the [RCAF Squadron 415](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/415_Long_Range_Patrol_Force_Development_Squadron), in [Bircham Newton](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bircham_Newton) (Norfolk England), some time between Oct 1943 and July 1944.
I see some words that we don’t generally use.
>The Vickers Wellington is a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. It was designed during the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey. Led by Vickers-Armstrongs’ chief designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodetic airframe fuselage structure, which was principally designed by Barnes Wallis. Development had been started in response to Air Ministry Specification B.9/32, which was issued in the middle of 1932. This specification called for a twin-engined day bomber capable of delivering higher performance than any previous design.
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That is quite astounding. My grandfather was very impressed with the Wellington. He was in charge of restoring these when they returned with damage. Never talked about that process. I imagine hosing the former crew out was pretty gruesome. But the plane, he really found that to be an engineering marvel, capable of taking amazing amounts of damate.
Thanks for posting.