BREAKING NEWS: Famous Lancaster bombers set to take to the skies above Coningsby

Vera arrives at Coningsby EMN-141108-163742001
Vera arrives at Coningsby EMN-141108-163742001

Big crowds were expected at RAF Coningsby today (Wednesday) amid reports the world’s last two airworthy Lancaster bombers were set to take to the skies together for the first time.

The Canadian Lancaster flew in last Friday to join its British counterpart which is based at the BBMF.

However, bad weather prevented the BBMF plane from flying - much to the disappointment of waiting crowds and Second World War veterans.

They were delighted to see the Canadian Lancaster touchdown but the aircraft then encountered problems with its brakes.

However, the aircraft was flying against yesterday and was spotted in the sky above Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa.

It is understood both planes were set to fly today ahead of a packed programme of appearances over the coming weeks.

Visitors to the Coningsby area are reminded that various road and parking restrictions are in place.