The last two WW2 Lancasters
Today, the 17th of June 2006, was HM The Queen's 80th official birthday and as part of the the Trooping of the Colour ceremony there was a flypast over Buckingham Palace. Included in the flypast was a Lancaster bomber and the commentator told us that there were now only two of such planes that still flew.
I was reminded that in September 1996 when I attended a 166 Sdrn Re-union in Hull to meet friends of my late brother Jack, all present were honoured by a fly-over of the Kirmington village by one of these very Lancasters and I captured the scene above.
I was never an RAF man but in company with all of us who were there that day I felt this enormous emotion as the plane roared overhead.
Half of all the planes of Bomber Command that flew from wartime Britain were never to return.
We will remember them