Avro Lancaster Just Jane marked the 70th Anniversary of Operation CHASTISE, the historic Dams raids on 16 May during one of her scheduled taxy runs.

 

With John Sully & Keith Brenchley at the controls, the Lancaster was brought to a halt at the edge of the grass strip. At this moment the immediately recognisable Dambusters theme tune was played over tannoy throughout the museum site - a fitting moment to pause and reflect on the dramatic events of seventy years ago.

 

The BBC also visited East Kirkby recently, filming shots for a commissioned play by Lincoln University. 'The Briefing' is a production based on the moment on 16 May 1943 when the Dambusters crews received their target briefing.

The team are a mixture of recent graduate actors and some still currently finishing their degrees at Lincoln University. Along with a shoot with Just Jane, the production also visited the Petwood Hotel at Woodhall Spa and RAF Scampton.