This fragment is believed to come from the Möhne Dam, which was attacked by eight No. 617 Squadron aircraft and finally breached, after being hit by four of the special bombs. Codenamed Operation CHASTISE by the RAF, this audacious raid has become popularly known as the Dam Busters raid. The mission made the squadron’s Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, a household name.
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Each adoptee will receive a digital image of their adoption along with a certificate. Recognition of the adoption, including your name and an optional dedication message, will be listed on Collections Online. You will also receive tailored communication throughout the year about your adoption! Click here to see an example of the certificate and digital image received with your adoption.
Once you have completed your adoption, your digital certificate and image will be emailed to you, please allow up to five working days. If you have made the adoption as a gift, details of the gift will be taken after purchase. We will send the certificate and image out to you, with the gift recipient’s name included, which you can then give as a present.
Adoptions last 12 months from the purchase date. The Museum may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational or conservation reasons. Please check on our website for current location if you are travelling to see your object.
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