a Couple of miles apart there are a former WWII airfield with a Lancaster being brought back to life on a shoestring (East Kirby) and this....the home base of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the Spitfires, Hurricane and the (presently) only flying Lancaster in Europe. Facilities are not all one would expect, a couple of Portacabins screwed together, a shop, toilets, an auditorium and a guided tour of the maintenance hangar is provided which is good! It takes a lot of maintenance to keep them flying. This is paid for by the taxpayer and the visitor. The result is great but it also improves my appreciation for the people at East Kirby restoring their Lancaster back from the present "running" condition to flying condition at no subsidy. Visit both in one day!
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