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Dambusters Tour - August 2021

Planning and booking stage....

Could 2021 see the Devall Boys riding together again? Maybe firstl to explain that "The Devall Boys" are my brother Neill, and me.

Last year I planned a short trip across to Germany to visit the Dams and some of the memorials and it had to be cancelled as Covid-19 spread across the globe and we were still in a partial lockdown.

By August 2021 both Neill and I will have had both our vaccinations and if there's a Covid passport we will be line to get our hands on one!

Whether Germany will be ready for visitors is anyone's guess.

Neill has plotted a route taking in the dams that were bombed by 617 "Dambusters" Squadron in "Operation Chastise" on 17 May 1943.

More information on the raid here - http://www.dambusters.org.uk/the-dam-raids/dams-of-the-ruhr-valley/ and https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-incredible-story-of-the-dambusters-raid

He has included many of the monuments to those aircrew that were shot down during the Operation. I tend not to be as "in depth" when I plan and stop for fuel as and when I look at the trip and see that I need it in the next 30 or so miles!

The added places are different sites where the crews are commemorated/buried after being shot down during the raid.

So here are the current mapped routes:

Overall Route

Overall Route

Day 1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 2

Day 3

Day 3

Day 4

Day 4

I have downloaded all of them and have posted them to my TomTom. Ready for the off.

Of course, all the planning in the world goes up the creek if we can't travel to the EU in early August unless they get Covid under control.

Both Neill and have already had our second vaccinations and by then we will be pretty much ready to travel.

On day 4 I am hoping we'll have time enough to stop on the way back for some essential shopping.....

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:30 Archived in Germany

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