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Tickets going: Last two Lancasters in Lincolnshire

Tickets have gone on sale for the chance to see the last two fully operational Lancaster Bombers in Lincolnshire.

The iconic aircraft will fly together for a series of historic displays this summer and will be based at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre.

Buying a ticket in advance is the only way to guarantee entry for an up-close view.

Tickets include a guided tour of the two aircraft, other planes in the memorial flight and its hanger at RAF Coningsby.

Tickets are priced at just £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, and £8 for those aged five to 18. Children under five go free.

People can pre-book their place by calling Lincolnshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 01522 782040 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday) or online.

Tours are available for the following dates:

  • August 9 to 13
  • August 25
  • September 1 and 2
  • September 8 and 9
  • September 15 to 19

The visitor centre is home to the country’s sole surviving airborne Lancaster which will be joined by the only other flying Lancaster in existence: the B Mk X FM213 from Canada – as previously reported.

After making a number on stops on the route, the Canadian Lancaster will touch down in Lincolnshire on August 8.

From there, it will join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for a two-month tour of the British and Channel Islands.

Between flights, it will be on show at the memorial flight’s visitor centre, which is running tours.

Cllr Nick Worth, Executive Member for Culture, said: “These are iconic and beautiful aircraft, which represent so much of our country’s history and sacrifice.

“Seeing them together is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – and an experience people will never forget.

“I can’t stress this enough: if you want to see these planes, book your tickets sooner rather than later – when they’re gone, they’re gone.”