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Baron von Warren

It is 70 years since the beginning of Operation Dynamo and the evacuation of Dunkirk, but 27 May 1940 was also a personal military failure for one Captain Warren of the RAF.

He and his crew took off from Dishforth in Yorkshire at 8:30pm on a mission to bomb a German airfield in Holland. As the Whitley bomber crossed the North Sea, they found themselves rocked by an electrical thunderstorm and Warren asked his navigator to plot a new course to escape the buffeting. Read more ›››