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One of the first United Kingdom F-35B Lightning II aircraft is silhouetted at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA in the early morning sun, prior to the day’s training sorties.

It was a Squadron born in battle, created to carry out one of the most daring raids of World War II.

Now the ‘Dambusters’ will once again fly at the forefront of aviation technology as they prepare to become Britain’s first F-35B Lightning Squadron.