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A LANCASTER CALLED ‘ARIES’ WAS THE FIRST BRITISH AIRCRAFT TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD AND LATER BECAME A PIONEER OF POLAR FLYING. GRAHAM PITCHFORK DESCRIBES ITS REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

‘Aries’ en route to Iceland.

During the first years of World War Two it soon became apparent that very few bombers were finding their targets owing to poor navigation standards, particularly at night. Also contributing to this performance were inadequate navigation aids.

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