BBMF to honour AVRO at Chadderton on Sunday

This coming Sunday, 16 May, marks the 67th anniversary of the Dams Raid. I will be posting more material about this later this week but thought people in the North West might like to know about the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s plans for the day.
The BBMF Lancaster, ‘Phantom of the Ruhr’, has been out of action for the last few days with a faulty fuel cock. Luckily, a replacement has been found (which must have been quite a task for an aircraft in its seventh decade!) and it is undergoing an airtest today.
If all is well, the Lancaster will be marking the centenary of the foundation of the AV Roe company by flying over the site of the factory where it was designed and where more than 7,000 were built during the war – Chadderton, near Oldham. You’ll get a great view at Manchester Airport, where it will dip to an altitude of 100ft.
Great chance to get some good pics – please send me any you take and I may publish them on this blog.
(Special note for real Lancaster buffs – PA474 was actually built by Vickers Armstrong in Chester!)

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