Video 1 of 2: Pupils from the Grantham area mark the anniversary of Dambusters’ raid

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Schools in Grantham and surrounding villages took centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th

anniversary of the Dambusters’ raid.

Pupils from King’s School, Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School and primary schools in Denton, Harlaxton and Barrowby joined a musical performance by 600 Lincolnshire schoolchildren, attended by the last surviving Dambuster, Squadron Leader George (Johnny) Johnson.

Rehearsal of Lincolnshire Skies at The Meres Leisure Centre. 841D

Rehearsal of Lincolnshire Skies at The Meres Leisure Centre. 841D

The performance, entitled ‘Lincolnshire Skies: A Tribute to the Dambusters’, was commissioned by the Lincolnshire Music Service and composed by Lincoln-based Jonathan Nowell.