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Lancaster tour lengthened
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:00
Emblazoned with shark-mouth cowlings, Avro Lancaster X, FM213 is seen over Hamilton, Ontario on June 14. Doug Fisher
The Canadian Warplane Heritage (CWH) Avro Lancaster tour this summer has been extended, with FM213 now staying in the UK until September 23, three weeks later than the original return date.
In addition to a packed schedule of airshow appearance, FM213 will also now be available for air to air photo sorties, courtesy of the Canterbury-based company, Action Stations. Flights will be made from Humberside Airport on August 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Each flight should last 40 minutes, of which 30 will be with the Lancaster. For further information contact Stephen Burt, Director, Action Stations
, Phone: 01227 721929. Website: www.goactionstations.co.uk.
The Lancaster appeared in a temporary colour scheme at Hamilton’s Skyfest event on June 14-15, representing one of the most colourful of all Royal Canadian Air Force Lancasters, KB772 VR-R Ropey of 419 Sqn, complete with shark- mouth markings. The bomber will revert to its normal identity, as the Andrew Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in 419 Moose Sqn colours before embarking on the UK trip.