It is 50 years since two Lancasters flew together

A delayed first flight by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers is due to take place later.

One has flown from Canada to join the aircraft operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Lincolnshire.

A flypast over Lincoln on Friday was cancelled due to bad weather.

After a day of maintenance checks, the Lancasters are expected to begin practice flights on Wednesday afternoon at RAF Coningsby.

Gp Capt Johnny Stringer, station commander, said he had “everything crossed” that both planes would fly later.

But he said the best place to witness the duo was at one of the 60 air shows, rather than in Lincolnshire where road restrictions have been put in place.

“Vera [the Canadian Lancaster] went flying for her first couple of sorties out of Coningsby on Tuesday… it was just one of those glorious Lincolnshire evenings, it looked absolutely stunning,” he said.

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The Lancaster bomber

 
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