On Thursday 4th May, the BBMF Lancaster PA474, one of only two flying Lancaster Bomber aircraft still in airworthy condition, will be flying a commemorative sortie over Belgium and the Netherlands. The Lancaster Bomber played an important part in the Liberation of the Continent, and this flight also serves as a commemoration of Operation Manna which saw the Lancaster used in a humanitarian capacity, delivering food and supplies to those in need in the Netherlands. As opportunities to leave the British mainland are quite rare, the sortie comprising of 22 flypast sites will certainly be one to look out for!
I now understand what it is like for for most Europeans to comprehend the scale and vastness of Australia… but in reverse.
I look at a map like that with no scale and automatically think that the dots are a couple of hours apart not a couple of minutes. I am having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around a Lancaster overflying all those (former) airfields in just over an hour.