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Canada's Lancaster. UPDATED 23 September 2017
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Canada's Lancaster. UPDATED 23 September 2017 Reply with quote

(expletive deleted).



It sits at the side of the highway in Northern New Brunswick. Not that many people know it's there because there aren't that many people here, even if one counts everyone twice. Many don't see it because their eyes are fixed to their cell phone to see which Facebook friend just went shopping, or something equally exciting.

Short version is. The city who owns it doesn't want it. (no money). Some folk in another city want it, but no money. Another city has the money but they don't want it. An Australian wants it but can't have it until those who don't want it can decide if it is OK to give it to someone who does want it but isn't a Canadian. If he was Canadian he could have it but being Canadian it is likely he doesn't want it but if he did he wouldn't have the money.

Does that explain why my post starts "Expletive deleted"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/edmundston-lancaster-bomber-australia-1.3669533
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I add my name to the list of those who want it but have no money!? It does seem to be of a bit daft situation.

Couldn`t they just lend it to the Ozzy on a very long term basis> everybody gets what they want and Canadian honour (or should that be "honor" for North Americans?) is safe.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Dipster. In Canada it is "Honour" just as it is still "Cheque" but "Tire" and not often "Tyre". Simple really. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:22 pm    Post subject: Canada's Lancaster Update Reply with quote

New article today 17th November 2016. The Lancaster looks to be going to the museum at Trenton, Ontario.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/lancaster-bomber-edmundston-trenton-museum-1.3854570
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: UPDATE 23 September 2017 Reply with quote

Work has started on dismantling the aircraft prior to the move to Trenton Ontario

Personally I think it is better restored regardless of location and it has long been obvious that there was not the finances, skills or facilities in New Brunswick.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/bomber-planes-edmundston-1.4301968
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE: 21st June 2018. Lancaster now at Trenton,Ontario,Canada, albeit in sections. Restoration completion date 2024. If you know of anyone who has any Lancaster bits in their garage, the interior is said to be very bare.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/lancaster-restoration-project-1.4713834
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least its some positive news about the restoration, 2024 is a long way off for completion but there will be huge amounts of work to do.
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