Dambusters head back to Derwent as part of epic run

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Members of the legendary RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron will visit Derwent Dam as they embark on a heroic challenge to run 700 miles in just seven days to raise the profile of disability in the UK.

The endurance challenge – called the Dambusters Run – will be the last UK call of action the Squadron undertakes before heading off to Afghanistan for their final tour of duty, and will help raise much-needed funds for charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

The global charity was founded by legendary war hero Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, who commanded the Dambusters Squadron during World War Two and became one of the most decorated bomber pilots of the conflict.

Having travelled through the historic ‘bomber county’ earlier in the day, they will hit the streets though the Peak District, Graves Park in Sheffield, and the Derwent Dam.

They will also navigate their way through many local towns including Rotherham, Doncaster and Glossop.

n Log on to www.lcdisability.org/dambustersrun to sponsor the crew.