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Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM

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62 ops as Flight Engineer on Lancasters of 156 Pathfinder Squadron. After the war he qualified as a pilot and flew all three types of V-Bomber operationally including the famous Vulcan XH558 as well as Canberras and Meteors. He flew the mission that dropped the third and last Atom Bomb on Christmas Island.


Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished
Flying Medal


Latest Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM Signed Artwork Releases !
 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history.

Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 The legendary Vulcan bomber en route to the Falklands on what was the longest bombing mission in history.  The Black Buck missions began on Ascension Island, 7500 kilometres from the target, requiring multiple refuels and impeccable planning.

Falklands Vulcan by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Vulcan B2 XM607 of No.44 Sqn refuels from a Victor tanker of No.55 Sqn.  One of several fuel stops in the 16 hour mission to the Falklands and back.

Vulcan Refuel by Ivan Berryman. (P)
GC0724C. Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson.

Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. (C)

Items Signed by Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM

 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history. ......
Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history. ......

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 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history. ......
Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The legendary Vulcan bomber en route to the Falklands on what was the longest bombing mission in history.  The Black Buck missions began on Ascension Island, 7500 kilometres from the target, requiring multiple refuels and impeccable planning. ......
Falklands Vulcan by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Price : £380.00
The legendary Vulcan bomber en route to the Falklands on what was the longest bombing mission in history. The Black Buck missions began on Ascension Island, 7500 kilometres from the target, requiring multiple refuels and impeccable planning. ......

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 The legendary Vulcan bomber en route to the Falklands on what was the longest bombing mission in history.  The Black Buck missions began on Ascension Island, 7500 kilometres from the target, requiring multiple refuels and impeccable planning. ......
Falklands Vulcan by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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The legendary Vulcan bomber en route to the Falklands on what was the longest bombing mission in history. The Black Buck missions began on Ascension Island, 7500 kilometres from the target, requiring multiple refuels and impeccable planning. ......NOT
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 Vulcan B2 XM607 of No.44 Sqn refuels from a Victor tanker of No.55 Sqn.  One of several fuel stops in the 16 hour mission to the Falklands and back. ......
Vulcan Refuel by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Price : £380.00
Vulcan B2 XM607 of No.44 Sqn refuels from a Victor tanker of No.55 Sqn. One of several fuel stops in the 16 hour mission to the Falklands and back. ......

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 Vulcan B2 XM607 of No.44 Sqn refuels from a Victor tanker of No.55 Sqn.  One of several fuel stops in the 16 hour mission to the Falklands and back. ......
Vulcan Refuel by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Vulcan B2 XM607 of No.44 Sqn refuels from a Victor tanker of No.55 Sqn. One of several fuel stops in the 16 hour mission to the Falklands and back. ......NOT
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DHM0261B. Vulcan Sunset by Geoff Lea. ......
Vulcan Sunset by Geoff Lea. (B)
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DHM0261B. Vulcan Sunset by Geoff Lea. ......

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 Depicts a 103 squadron Lancaster returning from a night-time bombing mission. ......
Lancaster Dawn by Anthony Saunders. (E)
Price : £130.00
Depicts a 103 squadron Lancaster returning from a night-time bombing mission. ......

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 R5689 (VN-N) - a Lancaster B.1 of 50 Squadron based at Swinderby. This aircraft crash-landed in Lincolnshire while returning from a mission on 19th September 1942, after both port engines failed as the aircraft was preparing to land.  The aircraft n......
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
Price : £90.00
R5689 (VN-N) - a Lancaster B.1 of 50 Squadron based at Swinderby. This aircraft crash-landed in Lincolnshire while returning from a mission on 19th September 1942, after both port engines failed as the aircraft was preparing to land. The aircraft n......

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An all time classic image of the Lancaster bomber of Bomber command at altitude crossing the coast on its way to another bombing mission in Europe.  In this atmospheric classic image, Gerald Coulson has shown this stalwart of the Royal Air Forces Bom......
Outbound Lancaster by Gerald Coulson. (C)
Price : £125.00
An all time classic image of the Lancaster bomber of Bomber command at altitude crossing the coast on its way to another bombing mission in Europe. In this atmospheric classic image, Gerald Coulson has shown this stalwart of the Royal Air Forces Bom......

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GC0724B. Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. ......
Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. (B)
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GC0724B. Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. ......

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GC0724C. Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. ......
Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. (C)
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GC0724C. Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. ......

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4 pack of Avro Lancaster prints.
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

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Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian. (D)
Lancaster Dawn by Anthony Saunders. (E)
Jet Attack by David Pentland. (C)

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Pack of 4 aircrew-signed Lancaster art prints.
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Lancaster Dawn by Anthony Saunders. (E)
Jet Attack by David Pentland. (C)
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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Bomber Command Lancaster Art Prints by Gerald Coulson and Ivan Berryman Massive Discount Pack.
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Aviation Print Pack - available for purchase by our customers and the art trade. ......

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Summer Harvest by Gerald Coulson.
Winter Ops by Gerald Coulson.
Outbound Lancaster by Gerald Coulson. (C)
Lancaster Lift-Off by Gerald Coulson. (C)
Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman.
Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman.
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Incident over Mannheim by Ivan Berryman.
The Dambusters by Ivan Berryman.
Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 887. Pack of two Avro Lancaster signed prints by David Pentland and Anthony Saunders.
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Lancaster Dawn by Anthony Saunders. (E)
Jet Attack by David Pentland. (C)

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Pack 888. Pack of two Lancaster bomber prints by Ivan Berryman.
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Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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Crew Signed Lancaster Prints by Anthony Saunders and Ivan Berryman.
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Lancaster Dawn by Anthony Saunders. (B)
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (E)

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WW2 Lancaster Bomber Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
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Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor.
Outbound Lancaster by Gerald Coulson. (C)

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Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM

Squadrons for : Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.156 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 12th October 1918
Fate : Disbanded 25th September 1945
Pathfinder Squadron

We light the way

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No.156 Sqn RAF

Formed on 12th October 1918, the squadron flew DH9 aircraft, but did not become fully operative, and was disbanded on 9th December 1918. The squadron reformed on 14th February 1942, with Wellington aircraft, which it used until these were replaced with Lancasters in January 1943. The squadron was disbanded on 25th September 1945.
Aircraft for : Flt Lt Don Briggs DFM
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Canberra

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Manufacturer : English Electric
Production Began : 1951

Canberra

The English Electric Canberra first flew on Friday 13 May 1949 when its performance created a sensation. Such was the quality of the original design that in May 1951, when the first B2 Canberras entered service with No 101 Squadron at RAF Binbrook they could out manoeuvre all the fighters of the period and fly with impunity more than 10,000 feet above them. Operated by 17 airforces in more than 20 different variants, Canberras have been to war at Suez and in India, in Vietnam and the Falklands campaign, and in 1996 Canberra PR9s were engaged in operational reconnaissance flights over Bosnia and in other regions. It is widely and justifiably regarded as one of the greatest aircraft designs of all time.

Lancaster



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

Meteor

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Manufacturer : Gloster
Production Began : 1944
Number Built : 3947

Meteor

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet. Designed by George Carter, and built by the Gloster Aircraft Company, Armstrong-Whitworth, the Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with 616 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Gloster Meteor was not an aerodynamically advanced aircraft but the Gloster design team succeeded in producing an effective jet fighter that served the RAF and other air forces for decades. Meteors saw action with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the Korean War and other air forces used the Meteor. The Royal Danish Air Force, The Belgian Air Force and Isreali Air Force kept the Meteor in service until the early 1970's. A Total of 3947 meteors were built and two Meteors, WL419 and WA638, remain in service with the Martin-Baker company as ejection seat testbeds.

Valiant

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Manufacturer : Vickers

Valiant

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Victor



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Manufacturer : Handley Page

Victor

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company. It was the third and final of the V bombers which provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant. The Victor was the last of the V-bombers to enter service and the last to retire, nine years after the last Vulcan (The Handley Page Victor saw service in the Falklands War and 1991 Gulf War as an in-flight refuelling tanker. The only Offensive mission that the Victors was during the Bornio Conflict in 1962 to 1966 where two B.1A Victors flew missions.

Vulcan



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1955

Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan was the worlds first delta winged heavy bomber. the first prototype flew on the 30th August 1952 and the first production Vulcan flew in February 1955. The first Avro Vulcan's arrived for service with the Royal Air Force with 230 operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Finningley in May 1956. with the first squadron to receive the Vulcan in July 1957 was 83 squadron. In April 1968 Bomber Command merged into the Newly created Strike Command with eight Squadrons being equipped with Vulcan's. A terrain Hugging variant was introduced (the Vulcan SR2) in 1973, to all squadrons except no. 27 squadron (Flying Elephants) which was a Maritime reconnaissance Sqd. The Last Major role for the Avro Bomber was the bombing of Argentinean Airfields in the Falkland Islands During The Falklands Conflict The Avro Vulcan high Altitude Bomber with a crew of five. Top Speed 650 mph with a ceiling of 60,000 feet. maximum range of 5750 miles (with in flight refuelling). with a conventional bomb load of 21 x 1000 lb bombs

Aviation History Timeline : 11th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
11December1928Gustav Dorr, a WW1 Ace with 35.00 victories, died on this day
11December1943Johannes Bunzek, a WW2 Ace with 75.00 victories, died on this day
11December1943Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Bunzek of 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
11December1943Rudolf Wagner, a WW2 Ace with 81.00 victories, died on this day
11December1974E Lussier, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day
11December1986Air Chief Marshal Sir Augustus Walker GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
11December2006Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. R. Toombs of 236 Squadron, Passed away.
11December2006J R Toombs, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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