Friday, 22 August 2014

Seeing double

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum flew their Avro Lancaster to RAF Coningsby this week to join the aircraft at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

Cadets from South and West Yorkshire Wing on annual camp were enjoying a familiarisation trip to the Fire Section when we were made aware of the two Lancaster aircraft flying overhead and then landing at the RAF base.

Never ones to miss out on an opportunity, the cadet staff made several enquires and eventually, with the help of the Air Cadet Liaison Officer and Warrant Officer at BBMF, we were invited to see the aircraft and have a photocall on Thursday morning before the aircraft flew to Waddington to meet with the Vulcan.

After chatting with the air and ground-crew, we were told that the Vulcan and Lancaster would be flying in formation over RAF Coningsby on their way to RAF Marham to provide further opportunities for photographs.

We would like to thank all the people involved in making this once in a lifetime opportunity available to us. It was a special day, full of emotion and joy, and we felt very proud to be part of it.

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