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Clacton: Historic bombers will take to the skies for Clacton air show on August 21 and 22

19:45 19 May 2014

The Canadian Lancaster bomber which will be appearing at the Clacton air show in August 2014.

The Canadian Lancaster bomber which will be appearing at the Clacton air show in August 2014.

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Both of the world’s only airworthy Lancaster bombers will be taking to the skies over Clacton in August.

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The town’s air show is the premier tourist event on Tendring’s calendar and the presence of the aircraft will be a major boost.

The Lancasters are operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

The Canadian plane has recently been the subject of a $500,000 fund-raising drive to keep it in the air.

Mark Platt, Tendring District Council’s cabinet member for culture, tourism, events and leisure services, said it was a major coup for the show.

“To see two Lancasters flying together will be an amazing sight to behold and I am sure it will pull in even more visitors this year,” he said. “It will be a rare opportunity to witness the only two airworthy Lancasters in action and I can’t wait.”

This year’s air show will be on August 21 and 22 from 11am to 5pm on both days. Visit clactonairshow.com for more details.

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  • They want to watch out the NIMBY's don't get a petition and a website up complaining about all the 'noise', and i expect they will mention the concerts at Snape Maltings being disturbed as well !!

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    milkyway

    Monday, May 19, 2014

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