Lancaster at Lord’s, Leeming, Lowestoft and Leuchars (and lots of other places)

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight website has had a makeover, and is full of interesting information. There’s tons of detail about the Flight’s complement of five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks and a Dakota, as well as the full history of its pride and joy, Avro Lancaster PA474. Propellerheads will sigh jealously as they read the biographies of the pilots, other aircrew, groundcrew and civilians who work for the flight – many of them regular RAF service personnel who give up their weekends during the flying season. And best of all you can download the entire season’s flying programme (in an Excel file) so you can plan your summer excursions around it. For instance, if you buy a ticket for the England v. Australia One Day International at Lord’s on Saturday 6 September you will be treated to a Lancaster flypast.
Of special interest to Dambuster fans is an introduction to the site written by Les Munro, the only surviving pilot from the Dams Raid. On his trip to the UK last year he spent some time with the Flight and he recalls it here.


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