THE last pair of airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world are set to take to the skies at an airshow for the first time.

Organisers of Clacton Airshow have signed up the prized Avro Lancaster, which is owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

The planes have been kept in the skies thanks to a $500,000 fundraising drive.

It will join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster for both days of the event on August 21 and 22.

Tendring council’s events boss Mark Platt said it is a major coup for the show.

The Canadian Lancaster is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s premiere attraction and it was only revealed earlier this month it was ready to travel to the UK this summer for displays and activities.