Dresden: Bomber Command flies again

Funny story written by parveen liddy

Thursday, 15 November 2007

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The RAF is to reprise its famous 1,000 bomber raid over Germany - but will drop millions of messages of friendship instead of bombs.

Planes from around the world will fly from British airfields to wartime targets of Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden, armed only with leaflets.

The message reads: 'Han(d)s across the water! Greetings from your British allies. Really sorry for bombing all those places - but you started it. And Dresden was a legitimate military target.'

There will even be a rerun of the Dambusters Raid, when Tornadoes from 617 squadron will attack targets armed with huge Yorkshire puddings which German defenders will try to extinguish with high pressure 'gravy' hoses.

The raid is the brainchild of Squadron Leader Hugh Spatterly-Denning, who was inspired by the bid to decipher a secret message from Germany with Collosus, the wartime code breaking machine.

'If the MoD bods can do something as silly as that there is no reason why we can't enjoy a little nostalgia of our own,' he said.

'Its going to be a fantastic night for all concerned. I myself will be flying the recently restored Vulcan bomber complete with its original 'Blue Steel' stand-off missile.

'Come to think of it I must ask the ground crews to disarm the thing otherwise it might get a bit hot over the Brandenburg Gate!'

Squadron Leader Spatterly-Denning denied that the whole exercise was in bad taste and could cause chaos in the skies over Germany.

'I'm hoping it will inspire a range of wartime reenactments which people can really get involved in,' he said

'Germany's Olympic swimmers could demonstrate the sinking of the Bismark. Or how about a few Jews in downtown Warsaw staging the siege of the ghetto?

'It just like a kind of historical 'Its a Knock-Out if you will. Where's the harm in that?'

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