A special flypast formation on 21st August 2014 for the turf cutting ceremony at the new Bomber Command Memorial at Canwick Hill. Cameras were at RAF Waddington, the new memorial site and on the roof of Lincoln Cathedral to capture the spectacular sight.
Courtesy of Planes TV, the above video features the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers and the only remaining flying Vulcan as they flew across the Lincolnshire skies in celebration of the turf cutting ceremony marking the beginning of the construction phase of the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincoln.
One of the Lancasters, “Vera”, was recently flown from Canada where she is based. This will be her last transnational flight. The Vulcan is also due to make its last flight in 2014. This formation has been named the Three Ship Tour.
The IBCC is the brainchild of The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, and will establish a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.