Dam Busters Menu
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A RARE WORLD WAR II AUTOGRAPHED 'DAMN BUSTERS' MENU FROM THE CELEBRATORY DINNER GIVEN BY A.V.ROE & CO. LTD. FOLLOWING OPERATION CHASTISE, THE LEGENDARY RAID LED BY GUY GIBSON ON THE RUHR DAMS, ON THE 16TH/17TH MAY 1943. The menu from the Hungaria Restaurant is signed by the 617 squadron members, and 16.5cm high 19.5cm wide when open, An autographed 'Damn Busters' menu from the celebratory dinner given by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd. following Operation Chastise, the legendary raid led by Guy Gibson on the Ruhr dams, 16th/17th May 1943, the menu from the Hungaria Restaurant, Regent Street, London, signed by, amongst others, Guy Gibson, Barnes Wallis, Roy Chadwick, T.O.M. Sopwith, J.A. Whitworth, Mick Martin, Mutt Summers, Les Munro, David Maltby and Richard Trevor-Roper, with a pencil drawing of a lady on the back cover
16.5 x 19.5cm (6½ x 7¾in) open
Guy Gibson and other 617 Squadron members received their various decorations at Buckingham Palace on 22nd June, for their part in what author John Sweetman has described as '...possibly the best-known single operation in the history of aerial warfare'. Following the Investiture, members of the Squadron's air and ground crews, together with other key players in the development and execution of the Operation, celebrated the raid at the Hungaria Restaurant.