Dambusters Evening with Johnny Johnson MBE DFM
AN Evening with Johnny Johnson MBE DFM
Enjoy a fascinating 45-minute talk and 15-minute Q&A with the last surviving British Dambuster, George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, followed by an auction of some truly remarkable memorabilia. Items up for auction include some genuine Lancaster Bomber parts such as a bombsight, compass, as well as instrument panels dials and gauges, and a selection of signed prints. The funds raised from the auction will support the production of a new film featuring Johnny Johnson's story about the attack on the Sorpe Dam.
An Evening with Johnny Johnson will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Aerospace Bristol on Saturday 27th October, with tickets to this very special event available for just £20 per person.
Please note this is a limited capacity event that is expected to be very popular, so please book now to avoid disappointment.
ABOUT JOHNNY JOHNSON
A rare opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the Dambusters operation, from Johnny Johnson.
Johnny, now aged 96, is our last remaining British Dambuster and vividly recounts his experience of the most daring and ingenious Royal Air Force operation, in World War 2.
On May 16 1943, Johnny, together with a group of specially selected aircrew, took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. They had all been trained to fulfil one special mission: destroy three dams, deep within Germany’s Ruhr valley. These dams provided vital power to the industries supplying the Nazi war machine.
From the outset, it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low level and at night, across many miles of enemy territory, dropping a new weapon, that had never been tried operationally, and from height as low as 60 feet. It was a daring task, but against the odds, Johnny and his crew survived.
Johnny will talk about the secret training exercises, in the specially adapted Avro Lancaster, he will describe how the attack on the Sorpe Dam was made and discuss the consequences of the operation.