Lympne Airfield History Society

Upkeep at Reculver 2

ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945. (IWM FLM 2340) Operation CHASTISE: the attack on the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe Dams by No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 16/17 May 1943. No. 617 Squadron practice dropping the ‘Upkeep’ weapon at Reculver bombing range, Kent. Second launch sequence (3): the bomb falls from the Lancaster as the aircraft begins to climb. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022911

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