617 Squadron Flypast (Image: John Moore)
Airshow News

VIDEO: 617 Squadron celebrated with special flypast

617 Squadron, the Dambusters, was celebrated at the Royal International Air Tattoo with a special flypast marking the squadrons iconic aircraft. The flypast at RAF Fairford at the weekend formed part of the RAF100 celebrations and featured the squadrons famous Avro Lancaster, the aircraft which was used on the Dambusters [read more]

Lockheed Martin F35 Lighting II
Military

617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron is reformed for F35

617 squadron,  which was immortalised in the Dambusters film, has been reformed to fly the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) latest front-line aircraft, the F35 Lightning II. Disbanded in 2014, 617 Squadron has primarily been a ground attack and reconnaissance squadron and became a household name when, in 1943, they carried out Operation [read more]

Johnny Johnson (Image: Kath Fisher)
News

Last surviving dambuster should get a knighthood

Carol Vorderman MBE, TV presenter and Honorary Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets has launched a campaign saying that the last surviving British Dambuster should get a knighthood, despite being overlooked in the New Year Honours list. George “Johnny” Johnson (95) who lives in Bristol is the only British member [read more]