After seven weeks of delighting crowds at airshows and events up and down the UK, the Canadian Lancaster Vera has set off for home.
Accompanied by The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Thumper, Spitfires and Hurricanes, Vera left RAF Coningsby yesterday, Tuesday September 23.
And she got a grand send off as The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Chief Pilot Leon Evans found when he stepped out to rapturous applause from the hundreds of well-wishers lining Dogdyke Road in Coningsby.
She flew over all of Lincolnshire’s active RAF bases and the city on her route home. The 69-year-old Avro plane stopped off in Iceland overnight and is due to arrive back in Canada by Sunday, September 28.