THE DAMBUSTERS – THE GHOST OF THE CANINE MASCOT

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THE DAMBUSTERS – THE GHOST OF THE CANINE MASCOT
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Date: Friday, 8-Feb-2013 15:34:01

He was the loyal companion of the Dambusters hero whose extraordinary bravery enthralled the nation.

Now ghost hunters believe the spectre of the Dambusters’ canine mascot is still faithfully guarding his master’s old quarters.

They are convinced that the wraiths of both Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his chocolate–coloured Labrador haunt the remote airfield from which the audacious raid was launched.

Investigators decided to step in after a mysterious photograph emerged of what looks like Gibson’s long-dead dog sitting at his master’s memorial.

The picture, taken in the 1980s, shows a Labrador among a school group at a memorial to the Dambusters, close to where Gibson’s dog was buried.

The photographer is said to have claimed the dog appeared from nowhere just as the photo was being taken, refusing to be shooed away.

As soon as the photo was taken, the dog disappeared, never to be seen again.

After staking out the base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, now the home of the Red Arrows, ghost hunters are convinced it is haunted by a ghostly Labrador.

The lead investigator, Paul Drake, said: There is definitely paranormal activity there.

The Dam Busters (1955) is a British Second World War war film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd and directed by Michael Anderson. The film recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in 1943 the RAF’s 617 Squadron attacked the Möhne, Eder, and Sorpe dams in Germany with Barnes Wallis’s “bouncing bomb”.

The film was based on the books The Dam Busters (1951) by Paul Brickhill and Enemy Coast Ahead (1946) by Guy Gibson. The film’s reflective last minutes convey the poignant mix of emotions felt by the characters – triumph over striking a successful blow against the enemy’s industrial base is greatly tempered by the sobering knowledge that many died in the process of delivering it.

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