Tuesday 14 August proved to be a great day to visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. With the BBC Two antiques programme ‘Flog It’ filming on site, an extra taxy run was performed for their cameras, resulting in an impressive three Lancaster runs in one day!
L.A.H.C.s Fred Panton was interviewed at length by the ‘Flog It’ presenter, Paul Martin. The conversation turned to the loss of Fred and Harold’s brother, Christopher, during Bomber Command’s disastrous Nuremburg raid of 30/31 March 1944. I won’t repeat the content of the conversation, but will say that it revealed a few details that I certainly wasn’t aware of regarding the loss of HX272, Christopher’s 433 Squadron Halifax.
The programme is expected to air in the New Year; with an interesting interview and some cracking footage of NX611 taxying the programme will be well worth a look. Please watch out for a reminder posted nearer the time on the Twitter or Facebook pages.
With thanks to A & K Markham Photographers, an opportunity also arose to photograph the L.A.H.C. Team. In the images are Andrew, Louise, Keith, Sean, Bill, Pat, Bob, John, Malcolm and Dave.