207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
Manchester L7284 EM-D: the twin Vulture engined precursor
of the Lancaster: part of a large photo seen on display at the RAF Museum.
image source: Haslam
L7284 EM-D did one operation on Brest (F/O PR Burton-Gyles and Les Syrett were the pilots) on 24th February 1941 when it force landed at Waddington due an undercarriage hydraulics failure. It later passed to other units and was 'Struck Off Charge' in late 1942.
We have been fortunate to have in the the former Association Dr Robert Kirby, whose book Avro Manchester - the legend behind the Lancaster is considered by many to be the authoritative work on this aircraft. The content of these pages is, however, the responsibility of the editor.