Dr Dan Ellin will talk on ‘David Stafford-Clark, Medical Officers and Lack of Moral Fibre in RAF Bomber Command’ as part of the International Bomber Command Centre’s lecture series at the University of Lincoln.


As a medical officer in Bomber Command, David Stafford-Clark helped aircrew to complete their tour of 30 operations and had strong views about the RAF Lack of Moral Fibre (LMF) policy. He studied aircrew morale and became a psychiatrist after the war. The history of LMF is confused by myths and rumours, but in this paper I argue that Stafford-Clark’s theories were responsible for much of what was accepted by the RAF medical profession during the war, and is understood about LMF today.


Wednesday 27 January 2016, 7-9 PM

University of Lincoln – Riseholme Campus, Conference Centre, Lincoln, LN2 2LG


The cost of the lecture is £2.


Dan Ellin is the project manager of the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. His research examines the lives of RAF and WAAF personnel during the Second World War. He intends that the IBCC Digital Archive will develop into a comprehensive research resource on those who flew and experienced the bombing war.


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