Great support for memorial flypasts

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Thank you to everyone who came along to Morecambe Promenade and Williamson Park to view the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts over the weekend of August 10/11. Despite the windy weather we all had an excellent view and the flight did us proud.

The flypasts were arranged by Morecambe and Lancaster RAFA Branch to celebrate the Association’s 70th anniversary.

Another, almost forgotten, 70th anniversary being celebrated was that of a Wings for Victory flight and parade in and over Lancaster in May 1943 which resulted in 77 Squadron being re-named No. 77 Lancaster’s Own Squadron.

A selection of photographs of the occasion can be viewed on our branch website http://rafamorecambeandlancaster9.webnode.com/.

If anyone has any other photos of the event, especially the Dakota on the Saturday or the Lancaster over Lancaster on the Sunday, I’d be really grateful if they could email them to me at latinisaint1@tiscali.co.uk.

Finally, our 70th anniversary celebrations continue on Saturday, August 31, with our annual Morecambe Band concert at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Sefton Road, Morecambe. The music will span the seven decades of the Association and will also feature local soloist Louise Geatch. Tickets are £6, available from me on 01524 412987.

Jane Latin

Secretary

Morecambe and Lancaster RAF Association