Postage Stamp – 1/150 Avro Lancaster 460 SQN RAAF “G for George”
“G for George” is an Avro Lancaster Mk I bomber, squadron code AR-G and serial number W4783, operated by No.460 Squadron RAAF during World War II. “George” flew almost 90 combat missions over occupied Europe, surpassed only by the 137 missions of the Lancaster “S for Sugar” of No. 467 Squadron RAAF. Upon its retirement from combat duty in 1944, “George” was flown to Australia by an all-RAAF crew of Bomber Command veterans, and was taken on a tour around the country to raise war bonds. It was moved to the Australian War Memorial in 1955, where it remains on permanent display.
This diecast metal airplane model comes in 1:150 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 5.5 inches (14cm) long with an 8 inch (20.3cm) wingspan.