VIDEO: Canadian Lancaster Vera says goodbye to Lincolnshire one last time

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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.

The Canadian Lancaster 'Vera' sets out to taxy for the final time to RAF Coningsby's runway, about to be followed by the BBMF Lancaster 'Thumper'. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120308001

The Canadian Lancaster 'Vera' sets out to taxy for the final time to RAF Coningsby's runway, about to be followed by the BBMF Lancaster 'Thumper'. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120308001

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.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Chief Pilot Leon Evans responds to the spontaneous applause from the 100s of well-wishers lining the Dogdyke Road with a final wave a a broad smile as he walks out to the Lancaster for the last time at Coningsby. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120319001

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Chief Pilot Leon Evans responds to the spontaneous applause from the 100s of well-wishers lining the Dogdyke Road with a final wave a a broad smile as he walks out to the Lancaster for the last time at Coningsby. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120319001

The farewell formation of the tour that escorted the Canadian Lancaster in a final flypast over Lincoln and several RAF bomber stations to the Lincolnshire border before leaving her to continue her journey home. Vera leads the formation over RAF Coningsby followed by Thumper, two Spitfires and two Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120342001

The farewell formation of the tour that escorted the Canadian Lancaster in a final flypast over Lincoln and several RAF bomber stations to the Lincolnshire border before leaving her to continue her journey home. Vera leads the formation over RAF Coningsby followed by Thumper, two Spitfires and two Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-140924-120342001