Last pair of Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

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THE last pair of Second World War Lancaster bombers have flown together for the first time in 50 years - and they will repeat the feat at the Clacton Air Show.

The British and Canadian planes are the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers remaining.

The Second World War planes teamed up for the first time at a display in Lincolnshire last week.

They will fly together again over Clacton seafront on Thursday and Friday.

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

It will take to the skies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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

“To see two Lancasters flying together over ahead will be an amazing sight to behold, and I am sure it will pull in even more visitors this year,” he said.

“It will be a rare opportunity to see them together and I can’t wait.”

 

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