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On 17 May 1943, Operation Chastise, or the ‘Dam Busters raid’, was executed. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the famous raid, which saw Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron using Barnes Wallis’s ‘bouncing bomb’ on the Möhne Dam and Eder Dam, as well as the Sorpe and Ennepe Dams.Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Operation Chastise

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On the evening of May 16, 1943 a group of Lancaster bombers set off from RAF Scampton. Their target was a selection of German dams that had been identified by the British Air Ministry...Continue Reading

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