Dambuster flypast at reservoir where the bouncing bomb was trialled

A Lancaster Bomber has graced the skies of Derbyshire today, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters.

Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District was used as a stretch of water to test the bouncing bomb – an ingenious method of destroying dams, designed by Sir Barnes Wallis from Ripley in Derbyshire.

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Dambusters 70th anniversary

A flypast is taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. A Lancaster bomber will fly over RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton to commemorate the famous mission of the Second World War in Germany.