- In May 1943 the specially formed 617 Squadron executed arguably the most daring and innovative precision air-raid in World War Two by attacking three defended dams in Nazi Germany.
- The mission was immortalised in the 1954 film 'Dambusters' starring Richard Todd.
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A very windy spell Saturday evening, and remaining gusty into Sunday. Colder air by the end of the weekend - sunshine & wintry showers.
Clouding up. Rain moving east after dark. Very windy tonight.
The Government scheme would benefit those aged under 40 but will only run for five years.