Last two flying Lancaster bombers take to the skies

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The last two remaining Second World War flying Lancaster bombers met in the air for the first time in 50 years.

Canadian Lancaster Vera soared into RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire alongside fellow Lancaster Thumper - owned by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on Wednesday, August 13.

And cadets and staff from the South and West Yorkshire Wakefield Wing Air Training Corps were treated to a rare viewing of the planes as they flew by before landing together.

Cadet Corporal Ashleigh Wilson, from 2388 Castleford Squadron, said: “I was speechless because they were meant to be doing this on Friday before we arrived, but what a great birthday surprise for me to get to be in the right place and the right time.”