On 27 August 2007 the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre commemorated the life and achievements of Roy Chadwick CBE, FRAeS. Taking place on the 60th Anniversary of his death in the unfortunate crash of the Avro Tudor 2 prototype G-AGSU, the event honoured a man widely recognised as one of the world's most legendary aircraft designers.
As the Chief Designer at the Avro Company he was responsible for practically all of their aircraft designs, such as the iconic Lancaster and the York freighter, the Lincoln and long serving Shackelton, the Tudor (Britain’s first pressurized airliner) and the preliminary designs of the Vulcan ‘V’ bomber.
Appropriately two examples of the Lancaster were on display at the event, with Just Jane taxying twice and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's PA474 performing five passes, accompanied by examples of the Spitfire and Hurricane.
Another of his famous designs making an appearance was the Anson, represented by G-AHKX, which is owned by BAe Systems, but currently on loan to the Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden. BAe’s director of flight operations John Turner and test pilot John Hurrell brought the aircraft to East Kirkby for the day.