Saving a Combat Veteran Lancaster

My wife re-tweeted an article about Lancaster KB882 finding a new home and being relocated from Edmunston, New Brunswick to Edmonton, Alberta.  I had a look at the news items the other day and I was interested to note that KB882 was in fact a combat veteran, having flown at least six bombing missions with 428 Squadron RCAF in 1945.  I’m very happy to see an aircraft with some historical significance brought indoors and I commend the various parties for coming to this decision. It must have been hard for the good people of Edmunston to part with ‘their’ bomber but I’m glad that the Alberta Aviation Museum will be able to give it the shelter it needs.

Here is a link to an article on the CBC news website Which contains the photograph below (It’s linked, I haven’t copied it).

Lancaster KB882 at Edmunston, NB, Canada - (City of Edmundston photograph via CBC) )

Lancaster KB882 at Edmunston, NB, Canada – (City of Edmundston photograph via CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rare-lancaster-bomber-returns-home-to-edmonton-1.2999368

 

From the website of the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton comes the picture below of KB882 just as it completed its service in Europe. AAM have a gofundme campaign or donors are  encouraged to use the museum’s regular donation page.

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