Episode 71 – Les Munro Part Two


Guest: Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC

Host: Dave Homewood

Interviewers: Dave Homewood and Richard Carstens

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds

Topic: In this episode, part two of two, we continue with the very interesting interview with Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC, RNZAF. For part one please click here:

Les was one of the original members of the Royal Air Force’s most famous unit, No. 617 Squadron – The Dambusters. We pick up the story just as he and his crew are taking off on the famous Dams Raid on the 16th of May 1943.

We also hear what happened in No. 617 Squadron after the raid and in subsequent months and years when Les was later made one of the three Flight Commanders alongside Dave Shannon and Joe ‘Mac’ McCarthy, under the leadership of Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire VC.

The interviewers are Dave Homewood and Richard Carstens, and this interview was recorded in April 2010.

Les Munro (left) meets King George VI after the Dams Raid. Right is Wing
Commander Guy Gibson VC

Les Munro (Photo Peter Wheeler)

By the way the small music clip is The Dambusters March by Eric Coates

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