Air Vice-Marshal Ralph Cochrane became Commander of 5 Group in Bomber Command in February 1943 and one of his first tasks was to organize the Dambusters raid.
For former WRAF nurse Ann Simons of Peterborough, a secret mission to Dhofar in Oman, was so covert she had no idea her service meant she should be awarded a medal.
Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, was played by Michael Redgrave in the 1955 film The Dam Busters. Barnes' daughter Mary, tells us more.
23ft Lancaster Bomber cockpit 'lands' at Royal Albert Hall to launch 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid
On 26 February 1943 – 75 years ago today – the Royal Air Force's most daring operation of the Second World War, Operation Chastise was given final approval by the Air Ministry. This later became known as the legendary Dambusters Raid.
A team of seven female personnel from RAF Odiham joined former WAAF and WRAF members at a week-long celebration of 100 years of women in the RAF at Princess Marina House in Rustington, recently.
RAF Scampton, just a few miles north of Lincoln, was already the home of 57 Squadron and then became the home of 617 Squadron as they geared up for the Dambusters raid.
After realising they were meant to be, Sophia and Kevin Pike married on 14 February, and celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary today. Kevin tells the Norwich couple's love story...
Sally McGlone and her husband met several times before Cupid struck. Here she tells their love story...
One chance meeting, two children, six RAF postings, three careers and 44 years later Arthur and Marilyn Botham are still going strong.
For Corporal Jon Ward, 1 April will not only be a celebration of the RAF centenary but also the end of a huge challenge.