Axed air display back at RAF Scampton in 2017

May 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

An airshow axed over “security concerns” is to be staged at the home of the Red Arrows. The RAF Scampton Airshow is to be held over a weekend in September 2017, organisers said. An annual show at RAF Waddington was axed in 2015 by the Ministry of Defence. Andy Armstrong, chief executive of the new organising company, said it would take place on the weekend of September 9-10. In February, the RAF Charitable Trust reached […]

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 […]

Bomber’s Final Flight Inspires New Drama

May 14, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

First-hand recollections of Second World War veterans and civilians have inspired the new drama being produced starring “Just Jane” from the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, near Spilsby. The 20 minute film charts the emotional journey of a seven man Lancaster Bomber crew as they undertake a perilous night time mission across occupied Europe. Funding from Centrica Energy, as part of its 2012 SO Festival sponsorship, has enabled the District Council to work with Lincoln-based film production […]