Lots of technical reasons why it’s taken a week to get this up on YouTube, but here it is.
I have never been so close to a Lancaster flypast before, and what caught me by surprise was how low it flew and how quickly it passed. Although we knew the direction in which the aircraft would come, and were prepared for it, the first pass happened so quickly that no one caught it on video. Luckily we were better prepared for the second and third approaches, and my son was able to catch just 22 seconds worth altogether.
Thank you so much for sharing. This is especially of interest to me as my uncle (P/O Floyd Wile, RCAF) was navigator on Bill Astell’s a/c – ED864 AJ-B.
My uncle was the radio operator on AJ-K and was shot down off the Island of Texel Holland and crashed into the Waddenzee. Sadly all lives were lost and his body was never recovered! His name was Sergeant John Wilkinson.
That BBMF Lanc really puts the hours in, always great to see and hear her. Moving stuff.
Whatever the goverment say about cut backs in defence spending,the BBMF should always have the funds to allow their planes to display because they are a permanant memorial to the aircrew who took the fight to the Nazis and even today the sights and sounds will make anybody who see and hear them stop and look up. Long may they keep flying!!!
Not much to add to that except to say, “amen”.
good to see the lanc over Wickhambreux! I was 8 miles away,& it was still impressive!! M.Tapp