There has been another flypast this evening - this time at a service of remembrance in front of hundreds of people at RAF Scampton where the Dambusters mission began. James Webster was there.
In a moving interview, Lincolnshire-born survivor Johnny Johnson looks back over his life and says he was "lucky" in more ways than one.
Hundreds of people turned out to witness the Dambusters' commemorative flypast in Derbyshire, Chris Kiddey among them.
Mary Stopes-Roe is the daughter of Barnes Wallis, the man who invented the infamous "bouncing bomb".
See great footage taken from the cockpit of the Dambusters's flypast.
Dambuster veterans Les Munroe Sqdn Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson talk about their part in the raid.
A Lancaster bomber recreated history this lunchtime by flying over Derwent Reservoir as part of the events to mark the 70th anniversary of the war-time Dambusters air raid. The dam in the Peak District's Hope Valley was used by airmen for practice runs ahead of their daring WWII operation.
Dambusters veteran Les Munroe says the raid came at a time when the country was greatly in need of a morale boost.
Sqdn Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson talks about his experience in the RAF during World War Two.