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Two Lancaster bombers fly over Dambusters practise site in Derbyshire

September 22nd, 2014

They have been united for a series of events in the UK this year with one, Thumper, based in Lincolnshire, while the other, Vera, has been shipped over from Canada.

Retired Sqn Ldr Stuart Reid, who has flown the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster, said: “It was very much a British and Foreign and Commonwealth attack against the dams, as was much of the bombing campaign fought against Germany during the Second World War.”

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Lancaster and Vulcan bombers fly over new WW2 memorial site

August 22nd, 2014

A flypast by the last two airworthy Lancasters and the last flying Vulcan bomber took place in Lincolnshire.

The event was to mark the first turf-cutting of the new memorial centre at Canwick Hill, which will tell the stories of those involved in the conflict.

The Lincolnshire flypast was a poignant moment for all of those who attended as, during the Second World War, it was home to thousands of crew from Bomber Command.

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