Submarine-hunting Lancasters: French post-war ops 

France became a major operator of the Avro Lancaster following World War Two, as explained by Malcolm V Lowe in the April 2016 issue of Aviation News

The Avro Lancaster is one of the most famous and celebrated warplanes to have been produced by Britain’s aircraft industry.  The type’s exploits in World War Two during the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany are legendary, but it is often forgotten that the Lancaster continued in service after the end of the war in a variety of roles.  In addition, a number of Lancasters were exported to foreign countries, and subsequently performed significant, if generally unsung service in less well-known colours. 

 

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