TF4480 : Free day out and Lancaster Bomber fly-past at Strubby

taken 4 years ago, near to Strubby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Free day out and Lancaster Bomber fly-past at Strubby
Free day out and Lancaster Bomber fly-past at Strubby
No less than twenty thousand people turned out on August Bank Holiday Sunday for the unveiling of the new memorial at former R.A.F. Strubby - see TF4480 : War Memorial, Strubby.
Also featured was a fly-past by the last 2 flying Lancaster bombers (British and Canadian) and by the Red Arrows. This was an amazing free day day out - no charge even for the parking.
For details of the Lancasters see: (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and (LinkExternal link.
Like many disused airfields this one is used to store piles of soil and various other materials, on the tops of which people gathered for a better view of the proceedings. The community spirit and resourcefulness were true to the wartime theme. There were even queues for food, as in the days of food rationing (no-one could have foreseen quite so many visitors) and I understand some enterprising person was hawking food "on the side".
The Lincolnshire Gliding Club carries on the aviation tradition at Strubby (LinkExternal link ). There is also a small private airstrip and flying club on the northern edge of the field (LinkExternal link.
Traffic queues for the event extended as far as Ulceby Cross, with people picnicking on the grass verges of the blocked roads (they had been advised to bring chairs and picnic blankets!).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 August, 2014
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Air transport  Derelict, Disused  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4463 8075 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.2374N 0:10.1401E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4456 8078
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