Lancaster Bomber to fly over Derbyshire in memory of fallen WW2 servicemen

A Lancaster Bomber will take part in a flypast over a Derbyshire village next month.

Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 4:20 pm

The Lancaster Bomber will fly over Stanley, near Ilkeston, on July 12.

The flypast is to mark the 80th anniversary of Wellington Bomber W5795 – which crashed just south of the village on July 12 1942, killing four servicemen and a civilian test observer.

There will be a memorial service at St Andrew’s Parish Church at 11.00am, where wreaths and crosses will be laid by relatives of the crew members and council officials.

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A Lancaster Bomber is scheduled to pass over the village.

This is followed by a carnival procession and gala, before the flypast takes place at 2.30pm – depending on weather conditions and operational requirements – at the village playing field.