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Rewind: Lincoln South fire station 50th anniversary

We’re at the Lincoln South fire station this afternoon to follow the events put on for the station’s 50th anniversary.

  • A Red Arrows and Lancaster flypast is expected at 2pm
  • Dave Johnson will pull a fire truck to raise money cor charity at 1pm
  • Urban Search and Rescue and rescue dogs demonstrations 12.30pm and 3pm

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Do you have photos and stories of the Lincoln South Fire Station? Here’s our gallery looking back over the last 50 years http://thelincolnite.co.uk/mqhdo

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We’ve arrived at the @lincsfirerescue 50th anniversary event!

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Rooney and Rosco are demonstrating their rescue training.

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Here is the map of the flypast today from Red 10

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Vintage vehicle restorer Graham Beck with his 1936 American Fire Jeep.

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Graham’s next-door neighbour Nick Eldred has brought along his FK6 Leyland CUB, which was last at Lincoln South fire station in 1974.

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The RAF say the Canadian Lancaster landing in Lincolnshire has been delayed by some 45 minutes due to strong winds. This would mean the flypast over Lincoln is delayed too. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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The Castle Square is also filling up for people waiting for the flypast

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There will be just one Lancaster in the fly past today due to the delay of the Canadian aircraft.

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The display of the two Lancasters today has been cancelled due to strong winds and the Canadian aircraft delay

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They’re probably dissapointed now

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So it appears the flypast is still on, just one Lancaster, the Canadian one, will fly over Lincoln with the Red Arrows at 2pm.

Bad weather at RAF Coningsby means the BBMF Lancaster will not take off.

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The crowds are holding on the for the delayed flypast at the Cathedral:

They’re also on the Castle walls:

Meanwhile, it’s still raining in Coningsby:

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He did it again!

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Doesn’t look very welcoming in Coningsby for Vera, the Canadian Lancaster:

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To clarify, the the Canadian bomber is expected to arrive at RAF Coningsby at 2.20pm, while the flypast in Lincoln with the Red Arrows is expected just after 2pm.

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The BBMF Lancaster is waiting in the rain for the Canadian aircraft:

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No Lancasters at all

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And no Red Arrows. Pouring it down in Lincoln

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Bad weather means no Lancasters or Red Arrows display in Lincoln today. Torrential downpours in the city at the moment.

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Made us laugh

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The bad weather has led to the 50th anniversary fun day being postponed until further notice.

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We’re wrapping up our live blog for this event here. Gallery from the sunny hours coming up later.