Dambusters at the Albert Hall

BBC screengrab

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance takes place on Saturday 9 November at 9.15pm and will be broadcast live on BBC1 for UK viewers. This year it will feature a tribute to the 133 aircrew who took part in the Dams Raid, and use the pictureboard created in conjunction with this blog as part of the video sequence.
An iPlayer link will follow here on Sunday after transmission. (See here, about 5 minutes in:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03hwbvv/Royal_British_Legion_Festival_of_Remembrance_2013/ ).
If you know of any other Remembrance Day tributes to Dambusters, then please get in touch.


2 thoughts on “Dambusters at the Albert Hall

  1. Margot Maltby King November 9, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    David Maltby was my second cousin – his heroic deeds are recalled with pride. Margot Maltby King

  2. Nige Kenworthy July 12, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    And they’re not forgotten either Margot! Sadly David was lost returning from a later mission aged just 23, a later operation but was awarded the DSO which he duly deserved – I salute his memory and bravery madam.
    I’m part of a campaign at Change.org that’s petitioning for an MBE for Sqn Ldr Johnny Johnson – however due to other recent recipients of the award (including a Hairdresser, soap star, and singers) etc, Brian Stobo a Canadian has decided to start another campaign to get him Knighted in time for the celebrations as an MBE just doesn’t seem to warrant the bravery and and sacrifices made by all 133 of the men involved – he’ll be 95 on the 7th of November so time is short, but he’s contacting several prominent MP’s directly.

    Aside from that, and as an ex-REME serviceman I again salute the memory of your 2nd cousin David Maltby – please be assured that he is not forgotten, and is held in the highest regard and also in that of my youngest son who is 15 and has an extremely commendable attitude towards all veterans of both warsconsidering his age – we regularly visit places of significance together; Normandy, Auschwitz plus many more and hope to be able to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations at thecAlbert Hall although I think that unlikely. The memories of all the veterans will live on far and beyond this next generation and the one after – there is a great debt of gratitude that is actively recalled almost daily – not just on certain official days – they’re for everybody to show a united mark of rememberance and respect – but these men and many more besides are thought of regularly.

    My sincerest wishes to you and your family, and of course to the memory of your cousin Squadron Leader David John Hatfield Maltby DSO, 10/05/20 to 15/09/43 aged 23.

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