Winston Churchill in one of his iconic images, flashing the V for Victory sign

British Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL -- Winston Churchill giving his famous 'V' sign – On 20 May just ten days after Churchill became Prime Minister, German troops reached the English Channel.

Britain's only airworthy Lancaster bomber rolls back the years during Dambusters 70th anniversary flypast over Derwent Reservoir where crews trained for famous raid.  Dam in the Hope Valley of Derbyshire was used by brave airmen for practice runs in WWII.  RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and 617 Squadron passes over reservoir's twin towers.  Flypast one of many events to mark anniversary of the daring Dams Raid of May 16-17 1943.

Glorious return: Back where it all began, a lone Lancaster marks 70 years since the audacious Dambusters raid

Glorious return: Back where it all began, a lone Lancaster marks 70 years since the audacious Dambusters raid, over the Howden Dam in the Derwent Valley.

Dambusters: a Lincolnshire legacy - On the 70th anniversary of the Dambuster raids, Lancasters will be taking to the Lincolnshire skies

Dambusters: a Lincolnshire legacy

Dambusters: a Lincolnshire legacy - On the anniversary of the Dambuster raids, Lancasters will be taking to the Lincolnshire skies

A Lancaster bomber flies over Ladybower reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak District to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II Dambusters mission on May 16, 2013 in Derwent, England. Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs were used by the RAF's 617 Squadron in 1943 to test Sir Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb before their mission to destroy dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the famous Dambuster mission and will be watched by veterans from the original campaign.

A Lancaster bomber flies over Ladybower reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak District to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II Dambusters mission on May 16, 2013 in Derwent, England. Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs were used by the RAF's 617 Squadron in 1943 to test Sir Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb before their mission to destroy dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the famous Dambuster mission and will be watched by veterans from the original campaign.

Bouncing bomb under a Lancaster - 70th anniversary of The Dambusters today

"Upkeep" bouncing bomb mounted under Lancaster B III (Special).

Lancaster bomber flypast during the 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters celebration in the UK

Dambusters 70th anniversary honoured

Glorious return: Back where it all began, a lone Lancaster marks 70 years since the audacious Dambusters raid


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