In the early hours of 17th May 1943, 617 Squadron RAF Bomber Command executed “Operation Chastise”. The mission, using precision flying to deploy special bouncing bombs, sought to frustrate the German war machine by destroying dams and hydro-electric power stations. The manoeuvre was immortalised in the film “The Dam Busters”. On being awarded ten thousand pounds after the war in payment for his design, the inventor of the bouncing bombs, Barnes Wallis, refused to accept the cash; reputedly explaining his decision by quoting a passage from scripture. Find out more by listening to this week’s Start:Stop reflection. Download or stream at the link above or read the transcript here.