Avro Lancaster ‘Vera’ returns to Canada

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster bomber has made a safe return to its home base of Hamilton, Ontario.

‘Vera’ landed at John C. Munro Airport just after noon on 28 September following a six-week tour of the UK. Its journey home from Lincolnshire included stops in Iceland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec. The aircraft’s flight across to the UK back in August was the first trans-Atlantic flight of a Lancaster in over fifty years.

Its appearances at airshows around the UK in the company of the BBMF’s Avro Lancaster attracted hundreds of thousands of people, with many events reporting sell-out shows and unprecedented numbers of visitors.

Meanwhile a fundraising campaign has started to raise $180,000 to cover costs incurred in repairs and work resulting from an engine failure in late-August. Donations can be made through the Warplane Heritage Museum’s website.