Outstanding GALLANTRY

VICTORIA CROSS

Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork outlines the career of Bill Reid, a brave and determined pilot who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour over Germany.

BILL REID

Bill Reid’s 617 Squadron Lancaster releasing a 12,000lb ‘Tallboy’ Deep Penetration bomb. (ANTONIS KARIDIS)
Bill Reid after receiving his VC. (ALL IMAGES VIA AUTHOR UNLESS NOTED)

There were countless acts of bravery carried out by Bomber Command crews, with men putting their lives on the line for king and country, and to help their comrades.

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