Lancaster W4986 Q Glenn Lightfoot asked for information on the above 460 Sqn Avro Lancaster in our August issue.
A David Barrington, a member of the No 460 Veterans and Friends Group based in Sydney, got in touch and said he would be pleased to make contact with Glenn and hear of his interest in the squadron and current projects.
Lancastrian crash Q Bill Bartle says that as a cadet in the 1960s he was told that an Avro Lancastrian with two jet engines had crashed, leaving a hole “as big as a house”, but can find no reference to this.
A RNeither can I. There were nine Lancastrian test-beds, but none was cancelled as having crashed. Several Lancasters were turboprop testbeds, but none with pure jets in the UK.
Spitfire’s newmarkings Q Andrew Perkins notes that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has repainted its Spitfire II in the colours of Eric Stanley Lock’s 41 Sqn aircraft, coded EB-G (Aeroplane November 2011), while the Corgi Spitfire model is coded EB-Q, so did Eric fly both with 41 Sqn?
A I am sure that a pilot flew more than one aircraft with a squadron, unless of course he was shot down on his first sortie.