Niger -a brave dog indeed

September 16, 2018 0 By Carol Jagerhobby
Niger -a brave dog indeed

Nigger was a male #black #Labrador retriever belonging to #Wing #Commander #Guy #Gibson of the Royal Air Force, and the mascot of No. #617 #squadron Gibson owned the dog when he was previously a member of 106 squadron. Nigger often accompanied Gibson on training flights and was a great favourite of the members of both 106 and 617 Squadrons. He was noted for his liking of beer, which he drank from his own bowl in the Officers’ Nigger died on 16 May 1943, the day of the famous #Dambuster Raid when he was hit by a car. He was buried at midnight as Gibson was leading the raid