Under Jane’s skin

In a few years’ time, the world should be graced by three airworthy Avro Lancasters. At East Kirkby’s Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre can be seen the most tangible evidence yet of NX611 Just Jane’s progress towards flflflying condition


Lancaster VII NX611/G-ASXX up on trestles at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.
The rear turret being removed at the beginning of November 2016. Andrew Panton is second from left.

Home of the Lancaster’. The sign on the way in to the Lincolnshire village of East Kirkby says it all. Yes, there are other examples of the Avro bomber around the UK, not least an airworthy one just a few miles down the road, but somehow no single location has quite the same connection with its ‘Lanc’.

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