Dambusters 70th anniversary events (update 15 March)

Dams Raid 70th anniversary

Below is a list of the events so far planned for the 70th anniversary of the Dams Raid. Please note that many are still subject to confirmation, especially the flyover at the Derwent Reservoir on Thursday 16 May.
This list will now be updated regularly, and you will be able to see the latest version by clicking on the category Dambusters 70th anniversary below.

Monday 8 April
RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Trenchard Lecture
Debate between Professor Eric Grove, University of Salford, James Holland, Author: The success of the Dambusters raid

Sunday 12 May
RAF Museum Cosford

Monday 13 May-Friday 17 May
RAF Museum London
10.00am-6.00pm daily

Thursday 16 May
Derwent Reservoir, Derbyshire
Time to be confirmed
BBMF Lancaster flypast

Thursday 16 May
RAF Museum Cosford
Special talk: ‘Operation Chastise – 70 years on, the successful failure’

Friday 17 May
Lincoln Cathedral
Dam Busters commemoration service (Ticket only: apply by post!)

Sunday 19 May
Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Time to be confirmed
Service and unveiling of 617 Squadron post World War 2 memorial

Sunday 19 May
Herne Bay, Kent
Full town commemoration
Details to be confirmed


5 thoughts on “Dambusters 70th anniversary events (update 15 March)

  1. Peter Harris March 16, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Don’t forget those of us who are driving to the Mohne Dam to meet on Midnight on May 16th.I am making the trip in a 1967 Austin Healey!

    Peter Harris

    • Simon Cloake May 17, 2013 / 10:05 pm

      Pete, would love to see some photos of your trip..:)

  2. Eileen Leadley May 12, 2013 / 3:24 am

    Eileen Leadley(nee Ball) from Whitianga NZ wishes all well for the celebrations this coming week. I worked as a boffin at Orfordness on the experimental station (the outpost of Farnborough) 1943 – 45 as part of the bouncing bomb experiment. We watched the test drops and did the calculations for the aircraft instruments as per distance, speed, etc. Would love to make contact with anyone that also worked on this project

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