Of the 19 aircraft that took off on the night of 16 May 1943 for Operation Chastise, eight were shot down or crashed and tragically 53 of the 133 aircrew were killed. The returning crew were hailed as heroes but the losses were heavily felt.
Take on a thrilling challenge this September by signing up for our 3 Peaks Challenge which will see you summit the UK's highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales — Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon.
We commemorate the 75th anniversary of daring Dambusters raid that was carried out by the RAF's 617 Squadron and took place on 16/17 May 1943.
Join us for a gala screening of the classic film The Dam Busters on 17 May 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid.
There are lots of events you can take part in to raise money for our work from runs to bike rides and oversea events.
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We have a great range of RAF Centenary merchandise for you to buy on our online shop. Visit our shop today!
Princess Marina House provides recuperative seaside breaks for serving members of the RAF and veterans.