The Avro Lancaster holds special memories for the wartime crews that flew, worked or have been associated with them, to people in occupied countries they became a symbol of hope and of ultimate victory. To those not old enough to have witnessed them in quanitity, it is left to the imagination as to what it must have been like in those dark days.
Described by the late Air Chief marshall Sir Arthur Harris (CinC Bomber Command 1941-1945),as the "shining sword in the hands of Bomber Command crews. Most people can only live in ore at the Lancaster's splendour and majesty through museums or films. It has been near impossible to experience the cramped confines that crew had to endure for up to nine hours at a time, until now... This is my tribute to the 55000 men who lost their lives and to all who served in Bomber Command, I present you,
The peoples' Lancaster.