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14 July 2014

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The visit of Canadian Lancaster “V-ERA” in August and September will clearly be a high point in the BBMF’s history enabling the historic pairing in the sky of the last two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world. There will be many opportunities up and down the UK during the six week visit for aviation enthusiasts to see the two aircraft flying together and a full list of their public appearances is shown below.

Date

Event

Location

Mon Aug 4

Departure time to the UK is scheduled for 10 am. The Museum opens early at 8 am and a short ceremony will take place prior to departure. The first transit stop is Goose Bay, Labrador.

Mount Hope, Ontario to Goose Bay, Labrador

Mon Aug 5 to Thu Aug 7

Travel from Goose Bay to Keflavik, Iceland with possible stop in Greenland. Extra time has been factored in for weather and mechanical delays.

Goose Bay, Labrador to Keflavik, Iceland

Thu 14 Aug

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.visiteastbourne.com/airbourne/

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Fri 15 Aug

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.visiteastbourne.com/airbourne/

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Sat 16 Aug

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.visiteastbourne.com/airbourne/

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Combined Ops Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.combinedops.co.uk/

Headcorn, Kent

Sun 17 Aug

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.visiteastbourne.com/airbourne/

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Sun 17 Aug

Combined Ops Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.combinedops.co.uk/

Headcorn, Kent

Sun 17 Aug

Sywell Great War Airshow - both Lancasters.

http://sywellairshow.co.uk/

Sywell, Northamptonshire

Thu 21 Aug

Flypast - RAF Marham - both Lancasters.

Marham, Norfolk

Thu 21 Aug

Clacton Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.clactonairshow.com/

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Fri 22 Aug

Clacton Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.clactonairshow.com/

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Sat 23 Aug

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels - both Lancasters.

http://www.wingsandwheels.net/

Dunsfold, Surrey

Sat 23 Aug

Flypast - Carfest South - both Lancasters.

http://www.carfest.org/Content/CarFest-South-Landing-Page/

Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire

Sat 23 Aug

Dawlish Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://dawlishairshow.co.uk/newindex/

Dawlish, Devon

Sun 24 Aug

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels - both Lancasters.

http://www.wingsandwheels.net/

Dunsfold, Surrey

Sun 24 Aug

Flypast - Carfest South - both Lancasters.

http://www.carfest.org/Content/CarFest-South-Landing-Page/

Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire

Sun 24 Aug

Little Gransden Air & Car Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.littlegransdenshow.co.uk/

Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire

Thu 28 Aug

Visit to Durham Tees Valley Airport, formerly known as RAF Middleton St. George, where several RAF and RCAF squadrons were based during World War II, including Andrew Mynarski of 419 RCAF Squadron. It is a fitting tribute that the "Mynarski Memorial Lancaster" makes this important stop on the tour. Further details TBA.

Darlington, Durham

Sat 30 Aug

Bournemouth Air Festival - both Lancasters.

http://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Bournemouth, Dorset

Sat 30 Aug

Shoreham Airshow - both Lancasters.

http://www.shorehamairshow.co.uk/

Shoreham, West Sussex

Sun 31 Aug

Bournemouth Air Festival - both Lancasters.

http://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Bournemouth, Dorset

Sun 31 Aug

Shoreham Airshow - both Lancasters.

http://www.shorehamairshow.co.uk/

Shoreham, West Sussex

Tue 2 Sep

Both the BBMF Lancaster and the CWH Lancaster perform a flypast together over the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre's "Just Jane" Lancaster as she does a taxi run. Don't miss this rare photo op of the three Lancasters together.

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/

East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

Wed 3 Sep

Lancaster at RAF Coningsby. However, the BBMF Hangar is closed on this date. There will be no guided tours on this date. The BBMF Visitor Centre and Gift Shop along with Merlin's Tearoom will be open for business as usual from 10 am to 5 pm.

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/

Coningsby, Lincolnshire

Thu 4 Sep

Lancaster at RAF Coningsby. However, the BBMF Hangar is closed on this date. There will be no guided tours on this date. The BBMF Visitor Centre and Gift Shop along with Merlin's Tearoom will be open for business as usual from 10 am to 5 pm.

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/

Coningsby, Lincolnshire

Fri 5 Sep

Lancaster at RAF Coningsby. However, the BBMF Hangar is closed on this date. There will be no guided tours on this date. The BBMF Visitor Centre and Gift Shop along with Merlin's Tearoom will be open for business as usual from 10 am to 5 pm.

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/

Coningsby, Lincolnshire

Sat 6 Sep

Scottish Airshow - both Lancasters.

http://www.scottishairshow.com/

Prestwick, Scotland

Sat 6 Sep

Air Waves Portrush - both Lancasters.

http://www.airwavesportrush.co.uk/

Portrush, Northern Ireland

Sun 7 Sep

Sun 7 Sep

Air Waves Portrush - both Lancasters.

http://www.airwavesportrush.co.uk/

Portrush, Northern Ireland

Thu 11 Sep

PLANNED - NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Guernsey Air Display - both Lancasters.

http://www.guernseyairdisplay.co.uk/Display%20programme.htm/

Guernsey, Channel Islands

Thu 11 Sep

Jersey International Air Display - both Lancasters.

http://www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk/news/index.php/

Jersey, Channel Islands

Sat 13 Sep

PLANNED - NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Goodwood Revival - both Lancasters.

http://grrc.goodwood.com/section/goodwood-revival/

Chichester, West Sussex

Sat 13 Sep

PLANNED - NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Duxford Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford/the-duxford-air-show-0/

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Sun 14 Sep

PLANNED - NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Goodwood Revival - both Lancasters.

http://grrc.goodwood.com/section/goodwood-revival/

Chichester, West Sussex

Sun 14 Sep

PLANNED - NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Duxford Air Show - both Lancasters.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford/the-duxford-air-show-0/

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Mon 22 Sep

Depart England for return to Canada.

It should be stressed that whilst VERA is to be hangared at RAF Coningsby for much of the visit, there are no public display events planned at Coningsby.

If you are thinking of a visit to Coningsby, please remember that RAF Coningsby is an operational flying station with no public access onto the site.

The station is situated in a small rural village which will only be able to accommodate small numbers of extra cars and viewing along the fence line is restricted. Lincolnshire highways and police will be enforcing traffic and parking restrictions in order to maintain traffic flow and allow access to local residents and, if necessary, may restrict access to spectators.

The BBMF Visitors Centre will be open at normal times for the duration, but visitor numbers are likely to be high. There will be hangar tours on published days, but these will be for ticket holders only. Further details on booking these tours will be available on the LCC website shortly (link to website - http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/)

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