Fly over celebrations in Derbyshire cancelled because of high winds

Plans for a Lancaster Bomber to fly over Derbyshire today have been cancelled, it has been confirmed.

The Ministry of Defence says weather conditions, particularly the wind, would make the flight too dangerous.

Thousands of spectators from across the country were expected to descend on Derwent Dam in Derbyshire in the hope of getting a glimpse of the legendary plane as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

The event would have have marked the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in the Second World War . The raid has particular significance for Derbyshire as the designer of the bouncing bomb used, Barnes Wallis, was born in Ripley and 2km-long Derwent Reservoir was a key training spot for the air crews.

A Typhoon will now fly instead.

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