Intended to bomb Japan, the Lincoln earned its place in RAF history in air policing operations. Graham Pitchfork explains
The Lincoln was earmarked for ‘Tiger Force’ in 1945 when it was destined to deploy to the Pacific to participate in the Allied offensive against Japan. Its arrival was intended to herald the phasing out of the Lancaster. However, the requirement for the force was cancelled with the abrupt ending of World War Two in the Far East following the atom bomb attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki.