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Flying a legend: Lancaster bomber

The Avro Lancaster is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War.  Of the over 7,000 built, about half survived the war, yet there are only a handful still in existence. In light of the news that» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Update- Lancaster KB-882- saved, at last!

It is one of last, if not the very last, restorable Lancaster bombers in the world.. The Lancaster is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War. As for KB-882, it is not only an actual war veteran,» 

International, Society

KB-882: Who will save this war veteran?

Will our Canadian heritage Lancaster KB-882 be left to crumble and die in Canada, or be taken out of the country? While it appeared that last year an aviation museum in Edmonton, Alberta, would move the plane and begin restoration,» 

International, Society

Keep ‘em flying: Canadian Lancaster parts for Britain’s memorial Lancaster.

It was the plane many consider helped win the Second World War. There were once over 7,000 Lancaster bombers, now only 17 are left, and only two can actually fly. Now, one of the few of these few remaining iconic» 

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Fundraiser to save an historic Lancaster

KB882 had a long service life, and then, a far less deserving fate, and finally enthusiasts are trying to give the historic plane a better future. Of the over 7,000 built, this plane is one of only 17 survivors and» 

Society

History: Sept.10,1939, it’s WAR for Canada

Everyone hoped it would not come to this, but the storm clouds had been brewing for years The Munich Agreement of September 1938, signed by England, France, Germany, and Italy, had allowed Nazi Germany to occupy the “Sudetenland” portion of» 

International, Society

History: June 12-13, 1944 The Victoria Cross to P/O Andy Mynarski.

Born in Winnipeg in 1916, Andrew Mynarski followed the hundreds of thousands of other young Canadians and signed up to fight in Europe against Nazi oppression. After a brief stay in the infantry with the Royal Winnipeg rifles, he transferred» 

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Update: Lancaster KB-882-historic bomber to survive

Where once there were thousands, now only a handful survive. For 51 years, one of the 17 remaining examples of the iconic Lancaster bomber has sat in the open at the municipal airport in Edmunston New Brunswick.. KB-882 was one» 

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Rare heritage plane home again

It is one of the most iconic airplanes of the Second World War. Where once there were thousands, hundreds of them Canadian-built, now there are only two Lancaster bombers left flying in the world. Leon Evans is one of only» 

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“We’ll meet again..” Historic aircraft on way home

Of the thousands made, only two are left flying. One in Britain, and the other in Canada. The Canadian plane is known as “Vera” for her call letters VRA. Canada’s Lancaster bomber, pictured here along a British Lanc, is flying»