WWII Lancaster bomber undergoing £3.5m refurbishment in honour of those who fought in them

Harold Panton (R) and his late brother Fred in the cockpit of the Avro Lancaster bomber 'Just Jane', at East Kirkby Airfield, Lincolnshire Credit: Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph

The family of 19-year-old airman shot down in World War Two is taking a historic Lancaster bomber apart piece by piece and painstakingly restoring it to its former glory so it can fly again.

Harold Panton (R) and his late brother Fred in the cockpit of the Avro Lancaster bomber ‘Just Jane’, at East […]



AVRO Lancaster NX611 Just Jane restoration winter 2016/2017

NX611 (Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre)

The winter of 2016/17 will see some major works carried out on Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ to make huge steps forwards in the project to restore her to airworthy condition.

NX611 (Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre)

“This is the biggest news for NX611’s restoration in the last 20 years”- Andrew Panton

Following the application […]



Movie Three Lancasters at East Kirby

Tijdens het bezoek van de Canadese Lancaster aan Engeland, brachten beide vliegende Lancasters een bezoek aan Just Jane op East Kirby. Deze laatste Lancaster mag niet vliegen, maar taxied nog regelmatig over de startbaan.