The Last British Lancaster

Yesterday we went to Westdale Lane in Nottingham to see the flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s  Avro Lancaster.
This particular aircraft was completed at Hawarden Airfield, Chester on May 31 1945 and its serial number is PA474.
This sole remaining British Lancaster is currently painted as “Thumper Mk III“.


Thumper Mk III” was an aircraft of 617 Squadron, the home of the very, very best.

Here are my photos. They are woefully unworthy of the world’s most beautiful bomber.

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Filed under Aviation, Bomber Command, History, Nottingham

2 responses to “The Last British Lancaster

  1. It must have been wonderful seeing her fly over. My favorite is the one where she appears to be encircled by clouds – seems she is up there for eternity and framed.

    • Thanks very much. The most amazing thought is that around 1943, I have read somewhere, almost half of Britain’s national wealth was being spent on building Lancasters. They needed an enormous number of parts and hundreds of hours of labour, but they were the only way we could strike back at the time.

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