Lancaster bomber flypast delivered

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster bomber ‘City of Lincoln’ is to stage a flypast over Chapel-en-le-Frith town centre next Thursday, May 16, following the remembrance tribute to Flight Lieutenant William (Bill) Astell D.F.C.

Tribute organiser Edmund Bradbury said: “I’m very pleased that the Battle of Britain has agreed to the request, and that the town is to be honoured by the flypast at 12.50pm.”

The memorial flight was established as a tribute to all of the airmen who lost their lives in the two World Wars. City of Lincoln is the sole surviving ‘flying’ bomber.

The remembrance tribute will take place at Chapel-en-le-Frith War Memorial at 11am.

The Lancaster will also fly over the Derwent Dam in the Hope Valley, where RAF 617 Squadron practised their bomb-aiming technique prior to the Dambusters raids, before continuing on to Chatsworth House.