TF4481 : Lancaster fly-past at Strubby and unveiling of airfield memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Strubby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Lancaster fly-past at Strubby and unveiling of airfield memorial
Lancaster fly-past at Strubby and unveiling of airfield memorial
An estimated 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.
Featured here is the fly-past by the last 2 airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers, namely the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's PA474 (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's KB726 VR-A. The latter arrived in Britain recently following a 19 hour flight from its home (LinkExternal link.
This was an amazing free day day out - no charge even for the parking.
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)
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Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 442 818 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.8251N 0:9.8547E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 446 807
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