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Project highlights one of WW2's best kept secrets

Silloth Tourism Action Group want to preserve Silloth Airfield for future generations, and highlight the part the seaside town played during the war. During WW2 thousands of American, Canadian and British pilots were trained there.

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Airfield preserved for its wartime past

It starred in the opening sequence of the famous film The Dambusters, and was responsible for training thousands of pilots during the Second World War.

Now a local action group fighting to preserve the airfield at Silloth in West Cumbria has received a grant, ensuring the role the town played during the war won't be forgotten.

Paul Crone has this report:

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