Lancaster fly-past

the last remaining flying Lancaster Bomber will perform a fly-past over Buxton on Saturday, July 16.

The fly-past has been arranged in memory of Scott Taylor, a marine from Buxton, who was just 21 when he died in Afghanistan in May last year.

It also serves as a reminder of Buxton’s RAF history during the Second World War. Buxton had one of the largest underground munitions storage facility in the country covering close to 500 acres and included the storage of German gas weapons and V-bombs.

The Lancaster is one of only two that remain airworthy and is operated by the Royal Air Forces Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It is the same aircraft that was seen over flying Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding and thrilled crowds when it flew over Starkholmes Carnival last month.

The fly-past will take place during the afternoon of the Buxton Well Dressing Carnival. There will be bands, floats, fancy dress characters and carnival queens on show.