Dambusters tribute

A remembrance tribute is being held in High Peak to mark the 70th anniversary of the 'Dambusters' flight. It will also honour the memory of one of the town's residents who lost their life in the infamous raid.

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Dambuster Derwent flypast on 70th anniversary of raid

It's the 70th anniversary of the famous Dambusters Raid. During World War Two, 19 Lancaster Bombers of 617 Squadron attempted to cripple the Nazi war effort by destroying three vital dams with a revolutionary bouncing bomb.

The crews perfected their skills training over Derwent Dam in the Peak District, and today there was a special memorial service for two Dambusters from the North West. Paul Crone has the story:

Dambusters hero honoured

Dambusters tribute in Chapel-en-le-Firth Credit: Paul Crone

A remembrance tribute is being held in Chapel-en-le-Frith on the 70th anniversary of the 'Dambusters' flight to honour the memory of one of the town's residents who lost their life in the infamous raid.

The remembrance tribute, initiated by local resident Edmund Bradbury in collaboration with the Chapel-en-le-Frith Branch of the Royal British Legion, will include the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.

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