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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


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 27, 2014.


Date Event Location
Saturday September 27 Weather permitting, depart Goose Bay, Labrador for Gatineau, Quebec, home of Vintage Wings of Canada. ETA 4 pm.

Goose Bay, Labrador to Gatineau, Quebec
Sunday September 28 Weather permitting, depart Gatineau, Quebec for Hamilton, Ontario for VeRA's home base at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. ETA 12 noon.

Gatineau, Quebec to Hamilton, Ontario

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