UK’s only flying Lancaster back in the air after ‘major’ overhaul

July 4, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

The UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber has taken to the air in its first test after undergoing “major maintenance”. As well as a complete overhaul, the aircraft was given new nose art featuring a kangaroo and bagpipes. It is part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, is currently at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The Lancaster is due to return to its base for the BBMF’s […]

Lancaster bomber’s first flight since fire

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The sound of a Lancaster Bomber’s Merlin engines could be heard across Lincolnshire when it took to the skies for the first time in months. The iconic bomber, one of only two surviving flight-worthy examples in the world, was grounded for much of 2015 after an engine caught fire during a practice flight. Today the BBMF, based at RAF Coningsby, flew for the first time since the fire, taking to the skies of Lincolnshire and […]

Spilsby Show To Feature Rare Triple Flypast

July 4, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Sunday’s Spilsby Show is to feature a rare triple flypast featuring the best of British! A rare coup has been achieved by the organisers of the Spilsby Show with three of the best-known Second World War aircraft performing a flypast over the ever-popular event, courtesy of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The Supermarine Spitfire is probably the best known and loved of all Second World War fighter aircraft, famous for its’ involvement in the Battle […]

1,200 people turn out to commemorate Somme centenary at Lincoln Castle

July 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

People turned out in their droves early this morning to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme at Lincoln Castle. The short event kicked off at 7am, with a performance from the Waddington military wives. A two minute silence was observed at 7.28am, to commemorate the very moment soldiers went over the top at the Somme 100 years ago. Jon Hogan, public engagement manager for heritage and culture, said: “This is an incredibly […]

Lancaster bomber to miss most of 2015 season

June 4, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire looks set to miss much of the 2015 display season. It has been reported that the UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber will miss a number of air shows including RAF Cosford and Weston Air Festival in Somerset. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Bomber was grounded indefinitely after an on-board fire near Coningsby One […]

Lancaster Bomber event to be rearranged at heritage centre

September 2, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Organisers behind a Lancaster Bomber fly-past have said they are looking to rearrange the event after they were forced to cancel. A Canadian Lancaster suffered engine trouble on Friday and has not been fixed in time for the event at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. About 5,000 tickets were sold to see two airworthy Lancasters and one on the ground, which cannot currently fly. The centre, near Skegness, said tickets would be valid for an […]