A Lancaster bomber will make her return to England for the first time since the Second World War for an air show.
The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster bomber, known as Vera, will be coming over from Canada to display over Eastbourne with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for Eastbourne’s Airbourne air show.
The memorial flight team features the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world and they will be reunited a salute to the veterans of the RAF’s Bomber Command.
The Red Arrows will also be on hand to celebrate their 50th anniversary year at the air show.
Cllr Carolyn Heaps, Eastbourne Borough Council cabinet member for tourism, leisure and sports services, said: “Airbourne 2014 is going to be awesome – we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate the Red Arrows 50th year and to be the chosen venue for the first ever Lancaster formation in 50 years.
“This is a must see occasion for all aircraft fans.”Also joining the extensive card of events will be a display by the world’s only airworth Canberra jet bomber – a 1950s aircraft with nuclear capabilities. Airbourne will be returning to the town from August 14 to 17 from 10am every day on Eastbourne seafront with free entry and live music until 7.30pm.
For more information visit www.EastbourneAirshow.com or telephone the Tourist Information Centre on 0871 663 0031.