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Weeping Lancaster

Photo: Howard Heeley, Down To Earth Promotions


Newark Air Museum has revamped its commemorative armistice display for 2018, with the ‘Weeping Lancaster’ positioned in Hangar 1’s Lancaster Corner.

The poignant exhibit features a stream of poppies that have been added to the floor of the fuselage section from IX(B) Squadron Lancaster W4964/WS-J, which was donated in 1974. Of note, this airframe flew 106 missions, with its 100th comprising a ‘Tallboy’ sortie against the battleship Tirpitz in Alten Fjord, Norway. The poppies complement the added air gunner figure and will form a fitting reminder of the aircrew that trained at RAF Winthorpe during World War II with 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit. Inspiration for this commemoration came from the various poppy displays around the country and they were installed in the Lancaster fuselage section by Nigel and Jude Bean.

Howard Heeley, Down To Earth Promotions

Museum opening times are 10 am to 5pm, with last admissions at 4pm. Further details are available on the museum website or by telephoning 01636 707170.

The museum’s address is:

Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane
NG24 2NY

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