Lancaster bomber to fly past Whitby

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THE Lancaster Bomber used as part of the recent Royal Wedding celebrations will be taking to the skies of Whitby next weekend.

It will perform a flypast over the town on Saturday 25 June as part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations.

The aircraft is expected to be in the Whitby air at around 1.45pm just before a special service takes place in the memorial garden at Pannett Park at 2pm.

The service is in honour of the armed forces past and present and will be performed by Canon David Smith.

A salute will be taken by the Air and Army cadets following the service.

The Lancaster Bomber is also due to perform an air display in Scarborough prior to the flypast in Whitby as part of a wider programme of events to mark Armed Forces Day.

If the Scarborough air display takes longer than expected, Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) has said the Whitby flypast would be at 2pm.

Mayor of Whitby Coun John Freeman said: “The Armed Forces Day service in Pannett Park will be a poignant reminder of the sacrifice our service personnel and their families continue to make and we are privileged to have the Lancaster involved.”