Residents in Lincoln and the surrounding areas were treated to a historic sight on August 21, as the last two airworthy Lancasters and Vulcan flew in formation over the city.
Accompanied by Hawk aircraft flown by 100 Squadron from RAF Leeming, the two Lancaster bombers, PA474 flown by RAF Coningsby’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and FM213 flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, flew to RAF Waddington at 10am.
There, all three bombers parked up near the Park and View Enclosure (PAVE) so onlookers could take photographs and see the iconic aircraft up close.
The procession then took off from RAF Waddington just before 2pm, preforming a flypast over the south of the city for the turf cutting ceremony of the International Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill.
There was such high demand for the event that PAVE was completely full, and traffic on the A15 towards the base was heavy for the majority of the day.
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