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What a stunning picture of the two Avro icons of British Aviation. The #Lancaster and the #Vulcan set pulses racing at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. #XH558


Lance-Corporal Julien was a police officer from Trinidad who served in the British West Indies Regiment in both WWi and WWII. For his actions at the Damieh Bridgehead in the Jordan Valley of Palestine in 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (recognising acts of gallantry by non-commissioned officers, regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige).The Caribbean History Archives: World War I in Trinidad


Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC RAF, the British observer for the dropping of the second atom bomb on Nagasaki 9 August 1945 and the former commander of No 617 Squadron (Dambusters), Royal Air Force.