Schools in our region have taken centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters' raid. David Wood reports.
The anniversary of the Dambusters Raids was marked at the Royal Albert Hall last night. A special musical event was held. It is seventy years since the raids which set out from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
Six hundred youngsters including the Lincoln Massed Ensemble took part in the presence of the last surviving member of the British Dambuster Squadron Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson.
Members of the famous Dambusters squadron have been back to their former base in Lincolnshire at RAF Scampton to mark 70 years since the famous raids in Germany.
Current members are taking part in a gruelling running challenge to raise awareness of disability in the UK, before they're deployed to Afghanistan in a few weeks' time as Grace Melody-Gardner has been finding out.
A wildlife trust hopes to buy a Lincolnshire airfield which was once home to the 617 Dambuster Squadron during World War II. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust wants to apply for Lottery funding to open Woodhall Spa Airfield to the public and conserve the habitat.
The 617 squadron used RAF Woodhall to launch operations including the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz. The site is currently owned by Cemex, a construction firm.
A memorial is being unveiled in Woodhall Spa adjacent to the existing World War Two one in honour of the Dambuster Raids. It will be unveiled by Air Marshal A D Pulford. Weather permitting, there will also be flypasts by Lancaster and Tornado aircraft.
A memorial service for Canadian airmen who lost their lives in the Second World War is taking place this afternoon in the North Yorkshire village of Sutton-on-the-Forest.
14 personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force will be attending the service, which will be even more poignant this year in light of the 70th anniversary of the Dambuster Raids, which many Canadian airmen took part in.
Dambuster veterans Les Munro and Johnny Johnson have attended the commemoration service at Lincoln Cathedral/
A service is being held at Lincoln Cathedral to commemorate the Dambusters raid.
There will be another service to commemorate the Dambusters raid today, this time in Lincoln Cathedral. The event will be attended by more than 1,300 people, including veterans of the raid Johnny Johnson and Les Munro, who has flown from New Zealand to be here.
Other relatives of those involved in the raids, including Guy Gibson's nephew and Mary Stopes Roe, the daughter of bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallis, will also be in attendance.
The service will be led by the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, supported by the Chaplain in Chief of the Royal Air Force, and will be followed by a flypast by the Lancaster of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a pair of Tornado aircraft from 617 Squadron.
It follows last night's flypast infront of hundreds of people at RAF Scampton where the Dambusters mission began.