Most of the aircrew from 617 Squadron on the famous Dambusters raid of 16/17 May 1943 did not know the targets they would be heading for until the day of the raid itself.
Most people who know anything about the RAF in the Second World War say that "Roy Chadwick's role is greatly under-rated". He's not the household name that Barnes Wallis or Guy Gibson became, yet his contribution to the war effort in general was immense.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson faced the immense logistical task of forming a new squadron and getting them trained and operational in just a couple of months before the Dambusters raid.
Barnes Wallis came up with the idea for a bouncing bomb that could be used to target strategic dams in 1942. His idea formed the basis of the Dambusters raid that took place in May the following year, causing major damage to two out of the three targets selected.
As the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid approaches, we chart the life of Wing Commander Guy Gibson who led 617 Squadron on Operation Chastise.
The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlisted nominees for our sixth annual awards. The winners of nine award categories will be revealed at a special ceremony, on 7 June in London.
After weeks of anticipation, RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary and former RAF Gunner Luke Delahunty, was named the Soldiering On People's Choice winner last Friday.
A new series of books aimed at improving the mental health of the RAF Family has been launched at RAF Benson Community Primary School.
Johnny Johnson, bomb-aimer in 617 Squadron on the night of the Dambusters raid on 16 and 17 1943, reveals how their training with the bouncing bomb was not going to be relevant with the target that they had been assigned.
Tide, hills and 106 miles were overcome by a team of six RAF triathletes to deliver the RAF100 baton to the RAF Benevolent Fund's Princess Marina House on Sunday.