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Lancaster 2014 UK Tour

2014 UK Tour

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be flying their prized Avro Lancaster to England on August 4th for a 2 month tour. The Lancaster will join the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world, owned and operated by the Royal Air Force's renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), and participate in several events and activities.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster will depart from Hamilton, Ontario on August 4th and plan to arrive in England on August 8th. The North Atlantic crossing will include en-route stops at Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, possibly Narsarsuaq, Greenland, and Keflavik, Iceland, prior to arriving at the BBMF, RAF Coningsby. Shortly after arriving, the Lancaster will undergo a scheduled maintenance inspection and then the Canadian crews will complete a short training program with the BBMF in preparation to participate in several air displays and fly pasts with the BBMF Lancaster and fighters starting on August 14th.

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Thwaites Lancaster Bomber Tour 2014

For the latest daily updates on the tour follow:

Donate to the Lancaster Engine Overhaul Appeal

We would light to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and understanding as we continue our engine repairs. A special thanks is extended to both Andrew Panton and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight who immediately offered us loaner engines!

Even with the use of a loaner engine from the BBMF, we have incurred significant costs to swap out the engine plus facilitate the repairs to our engine. Donations to HELP KEEP THE LANCASTER FLYING can be made here.

Below is our CURRENT schedule. All appearances are weather and aircraft dependent. Schedule subject to change without notice. Last updated: September 19, 2014.

Date Event Location
Friday September 19 On display at the BBMF. Limited guided tours of the facility available by advanced booking only.

Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Saturday September 20 Flypast - Collingham - both Lancasters at 2:10 pm.

Collingham, Nottinghamshire
Saturday September 20 Southport Air Show - both Lancasters at 2:50 pm.

*Souvenir trailer on site*

Southport, Merseyside
Sunday September 21 Southport Air Show - both Lancasters at 3:00 pm.

*Souvenir trailer on site*

Southport, Merseyside
Sunday September 21 Flypast of Derwent Dam - both Lancasters at 4:45 pm. The Derwent Dam was used to train for the famous Dambusters Raid by 617 Squadron in 1943.

Derwent Dam
Tuesday September 23 Depart Coningsby at 10:00 am for return to Canada. The first transit stop on the return flight will be Keflavik, Iceland.

Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Wednesday September 24 to approximately Sunday September 28 Depart Keflavik, Iceland with 2 additional legs over several days to factor in weather, etc. The arrival date and time back home at Hamilton will be announced closer to the arrival.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


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