Remembering the ‘Bomber Boys’
On 8th August 2014 the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum flew their Avro Lancaster (KB726), into RAF Coningsby to join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flights Avro Lancaster (PA474). The airframe was used as a maritime patrol aircraft by No.405 SQN, Greenwood, NS also the aircraft was operated by No.107 SQN the unit was used as a rescue unit which was based in Torbay, Newfoundland. The aircraft is currently in the scheme of P/O Andrew Mynarski VC’s Lancaster KB726 VR-A, which flew with No.419 (Moose) SQN. Andrew Mynarski VC received the highest and most prestigious award for bravery in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.The Victoria Cross was awarded to P/O Andrew Mynarski for attempting to save a trapped crew member which unfortunately he lost is life in theses attempts. The aircraft currently sports an memorial nose art for P/O Andrew Mynasrki VC.
The Two Avro Lancaster’s have been participating in numerous airshows around the UK, not only to show off the great site of two Avro Lancaster’s and the sound of those eight Rolls Royce Merlin engines, but for people to remember aircrew like Andrew Mynarski VC and all the other brave Bomber Command veterans.