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Posted on Wednesday 23rd May

A memorial was unveiled last week to honour the life of Wing Command Guy Gibson, the Commanding Officer of 617 Squadron during the time of the 'Dambusters Raid', in Porthleven, on the 69th anniversary of the raid.

The people of Porthleven – one of Wing Commander Gibson's favourite holiday spots – with the support of personnel from RAF St Mawgan, celebrated the life and achievements of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who led the famous and incredibly dangerous attack on the Ruhr Dams on 16 May 1943.

Porthleven, where Wing Commander Gibson lived during his formative years, paid tribute to him, his life and his achievements through the unveiling of a bronze plaque.

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Dambuster

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Dambuster

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by Susan Ottaway

Few men have a better claim to be called a legend in his own lifetime than Guy Gibson. Leader of the famous Dambuster Raid of May, 1943 which became part of the popular folklore of the Second World War after the film in which Richard Todd took the part of the hero, he himself was tragically in an air crash in 1944.

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