The Avro Lancaster – a historic, aeronautical icon…

The Avro Lancaster is one of the most well-known heavy bombers that participated in the Second World War, and is iconic when thinking about the contribution it had towards the Allies achieving victory over tyranny and persecution.

Out of the thousands that were built during wartime, only two Avro Lancaster’s exist today that are still airworthy – one of which is the Avro Lancaster PA474.

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The Avro Lancaster PA474 in flight during Air Fete’88, at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk.

The Avro Lancaster PA474 was built in 1945 at the Vickers Armstrong Factory at Harwarden Airfield in Chester, and was originally used for strategic bombings in the Far East. After the war ended when Japan surrendered, the Lancaster PA474 was assigned to Photographic Reconnaissance duties in Africa, before being used as a pilotless drone, and even appeared in two iconic filmsThe Guns of Navarone and Operation Crossbow.

In 1973, this Lancaster was restored back to wartime standard and joined the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby (BBMF). The BBMF’s main purpose is to maintain the priceless artefacts of our national heritage in airworthy condition, in order to promote the modern day Air Force and to inspire future generations.

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A flypast of three planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight during the International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton. Photo credit: LA(PHOT) Paul A’Barrow./MOD

In 2015, the Avro Lancaster PA474 had an in-flight engine fire. The aluminium engine casing from this was then melted down, and sculpted into models of Lancaster planes, which you can now own in this historic commemorative…

The BRAND NEW Avro Lancaster Provenance Medal

Today, a small number of collectors have the chance to own a BRAND NEW Commemorative featuring an ACTUAL piece of the Avro Lancaster PA474 that flew during the war.

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This incredible commemorative features an original piece of Avro Lancaster, hand-sculpted into the shape of a Lancaster and precision set into the deluxe SUPERSIZE 70mm Medal.

Just 250 lucky collectors will have the chance to own this special commemorative. The last Provenance medal featuring a piece of Hurricane SOLD OUT in a matter of weeks.

Click here to secure your Lancaster Commemorative while you still can!

5 Comments

  1. Stuart Edge on February 6, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    The Lancaster was added to the RAF Historic Aircraft Flight when at Coltishall, Norfolk. The original flight RAF Historic Aircraft Flight moved to Coltishall in 1963 mainly Spitfires and Hurricanes adding the Lancaster in 1973 and becoming what we know now as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The flight moved to Coningsby in 1976 three years after acquiring the Lancaster.

  2. James snelling on February 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    My brother few in a Lancaster in the last war as a wireless operator, but lost his life after 19 ops and has no known grave. His name is on the RAF memorial at Running Mead.
    I’m so proud of him.

  3. Anne on February 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    PRICE PLEASE ?????.

    • Adam Turnbull on February 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

      Hi Anne, it’s available for a one off payment of £395, or 10 interest free monthly instalments of £39.50. 🙂

  4. Les Kent on February 4, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Kathryn
    This is a very nice medal. and the planes are brilliant iconic classics and look so graceful in the sky and I have had the pleasure of flying almost along side the three of them with one of my sons some time back, unfortunately no camera with us.
    Les.

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