This archive footage records the visit of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth to 617 Squadron at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
Dambusters bomb-aimer, Johnny Johnson, explains the difficulties of dropping bombs at low heights and how they led to the introduction of spotlights on the aircraft.
Mary Stopes Roe, the daughter of the inventor of the bouncing bomb, Barnes Wallis, tells of her father’s views on how an invention is meaningless without the people prepared to put it into action.
Dambusters veteran, Johnny Johnson, explains how the raid very nearly postponed his wedding – permanently!
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.