The City of Lincoln WWII Bomber, seen here in all her restored splendour, flying low over a Donington Park Circuit, classic motors meeting…and completely stealing the show.
The glorious sound of those four, Rolls Royce Merlin engines, with between them, forty eight ‘on song’ cylinders. An absolute stirring joy to the thousands of ‘petrol head’ race fans below.
PA474 is the UK’s sole surviving flying Lancaster and is maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. One other exists in Canada. Elsewhere, fourteen are still in one piece but are non-flyers. It has been suggested that this bomber looks a little too pristine, too shiny, and that a little bit more of a distressed, ‘shot at’ look would be more realistic. It reminds me of a newly finished model Airfix kit, thrown from a bedroom window!