The iconic Lancaster Bomber will grace the skies above 1066 Country this summer.
The organisers of neighbouring Bexhill’s Roaring 20s event have secured a full display by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the July 18 festival.
The Lancaster is regularly seen at events commemorating the Second World War upon British State occasions, notably the Trooping the Colour and at air displays throughout the UK and Europe.
Securing an appearance by the imposing bomber is a great coup for festival organiser Roger Crouch. He said: “I am very pleased to be able to have the iconic Lancaster display over Bexhill. Being ex-RAF I am always very proud to have the Air Force display at an event I have organised.”
A display time has yet to be announced. The display is in collaboration with Global Special Events, which is also playing a key part in another event highlight - an attempt to break the world record for the largest Charleston dance.
Chris Yates, of Global Special Events, said: “We are delighted to be working in Bexhill with Roger Crouch again this year on the Charleston World Record attempt and air display. We have successfully worked with Roger for many years.”
Other period air displays are planned, including tri-planes, a Spitfire display to make the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and an appearance by the only flying Coupe in the world. Designed in 1926 and first taking to the skies in 1931, ‘Bunty’ is 84 years old. Roger said: “With the World Record attempt, vintage cars, all the related 20s events and the air displays, it is shaping up to be a very special day.”