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Posted on Wednesday 22nd May

Dame Judi Dench launched a new appeal yesterday at the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London.

The monument was unveiled last summer, with public donations providing the £5.5m needed to build it, but now the RAF Benevolent Fund must now find a further £1.5m to cover the monument's maintenance.

In order to raise the funds, the RAF Benevolent Fund has created 'The Upkeep Club', named after the weapon used in the iconic Dambusters Raid of 70 years ago.

Dame Judi Dench, whose late husband Michael Williams served in the RAF, launched the appeal at the memorial yesterday, 21 May.

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The Dam Buster Raid

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The Dam Buster Raid

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by Alan Cooper

Seventy years ago, 133 airmen of 617 Squadron, later known as the Dambusters, set out to destroy the Ruhr Dams in Germany. This one operation amongst many carried out by Bomber Command has become one of the most well known in the whole history of WWII. Indeed, a very successful film was made about it which became a classic, etching the dramatic events of the Dambuster raids in the minds of young and old alike.… Read more...

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