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70 years since the Dambusters Raids

Today marks 70 years since the Dambusters Raids during the second world war Credit: PA Images

Today marks 70 years since the Dambusters Raids during the second world war. 19 Lancaster bombers carrying 'bouncing bombs' were flown over Germany's Ruhr Valley to destroy dams.

Today the last Lancaster Bomber in Europe that is still flying took to the skies over Eyebrook Reservoir near Corby. Spitfires and Tornadoes were also flown in the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. The reservoir was used as a practice site for the raids.