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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Warnings in place for heavy rain Saturday afternoon & evening. Brighter spells and showers follow into Sunday
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A number of new and ongoing road improvements are planned for Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July across the region.