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Dambusters: 75

16 - 20 May 2018

The Dambusters crew with the Squadron's Dog

This year marks 75 years since Operation Chastise. To commemorate and remember the occasion we will be hosting a series of events and activities that look at the Legend and Legacy of "The Dambusters", there might even be a very special flypast over the RAF Museum. 

The Legend of The Dambusters Raid

Wednesday 16 May
2pm, under the Lancaster
Free to attend

Join us for an insightful look at the Dambusters Raid from 1943 and the story of the most famous raid by Bomber Command in the Second World War. 

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A Legacy of a Dambuster

Thursday 17 May 
2pm, under the Lancaster
Free to attend

The legacy of one Dambuster, John Hopgood, and how his family are building dams in Africa. This talk is in partnership WaterAid. 

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Dambuilding and Dambusting!

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 
11am – 3pm 
Free activity, just drop in

Families can come and be inspired by the legacy of the Dambuster John Hopgood and build sand dams! Artists Silvia Krupinska and Danny Saul are making an interactive art installation that visitors will be able to build and engage with. There will be multiple layers, textures and sounds for families to experience. This activity has been commissioned by Water Aid, in partnership with the RAF Museum. 

Avro Lancaster Flypast

Saturday 19 May 

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly one of the last airworthy Avro Lancaster’s over the Museum. The Lancaster was the aircraft used during Operation Chastise to carry out the bombings on the Dams. It is a very rare opportunity to see these amazing aircraft, so arrive early and have your cameras at the ready. Please be aware that flypasts are subject to suitable weather conditions both on site and where the aircraft takes off from. 

The Water Aid Logo

Water Aid is a registered charity: 288701 (England and Wales)

Plus a special screening of 'The Dambusters' Sunday 20 May at 7.30 pm. Charges apply.

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