Last Lancaster to the UK from Australia

Today in 1965, WW2 Lancaster bomber G-ASXX began her epic flight from Australia to the UK. She is still operational, offering taxi rides at East Kirkby airfield in the UK.

The navigator for the trip was an amateur – Wing Commander Keith McCarthy, DFC.

His callsign? VK4DU

Keith is wearing the cap and flying suit in the middle pic. The bottom pic shows the Lanc as she is today.

I was lucky enough to have a ride in her in 2015.

Lest we forget.




VK4DU in the cap
The Lanc today