VIDEO: Lancaster Bomber flypast marks Dambusters anniversary

This photograph is of a Lancaster Bomber flying over Chapel-en-le-Frith in honour of the 70th anniversary of the infamous ‘Dambusters’ flight.

Courier photographer Jason Chadwick captured the image as the aircraft flew over a remembrance service held in the town today(Thursday).

Lancaster bomber flypast

Lancaster bomber flypast

The plane, the last remaining flying Lancaster Bomber in the UK, went on to fly over Chatsworth House and the Derwent Dam.

Flight Lieutenant William Astell, D.F.C, of Combs, and Sergeant Jack Marriott D.F.M, of Chinley, were both members of the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron, and were killed when the squadron led the assault on the dams of the Ruhr Valley in Germany on May 16 and 17, 1943.

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