Friday, November 11, 2016

Lest We Forget

Andy | Friday, November 11, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defence. Pictured above is Lancaster Bomber KB882. It has been sitting outside in Edmundston, New Brunswich since 1964, when the city bought it for $1,600. Over the years, the aircraft deteriorated, and birds had built nests inside and rust had set in. Built in Ontario in 1944, it's one of the last surviving Lancaster Bomber. After surviving its missions over war-torn Europe, (more than 3,300 of them were lost in battle) KB882 served another 12 years with RCAF 408 Squadron mapping Canada’s high Arctic and keeping an eye on Soviet ice stations. There is hope that a buyer can found that would put the effort into restoring the bomber. 

18 comments:

  1. I hope that a buyer will be found who will restore the plane.

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  2. It would be awesome to see this plane be restored!

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  3. When we were in Canada on holiday we found in the middle of nowhere a big hangar with a lot of airplanes from wwII celebrating the liberation of europe and the RCAF rom that period. It keeps the memory really in life.

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  4. It's a part of history that should not be forgotten. Yes, let's hope a buyer is found!

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  5. Boa tarde, excelente foto e informação, é uma peça que deve estar num museu da aviação.
    Bom fim de semana,
    AG

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  6. It's still a beauty! It's scary to think about the suicide missions those men used to take.

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  7. It would be wonderful to have this Lancaster Bomber restored. What a fitting tribute for all those that lost their lives.

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  8. Nice capture and my favorite bomber as well

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  9. That would be a pity if it can't be restored. Nice image of this vintage bomber.

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  10. When my son was about 11 or 12 he recorded a video from PBS called Night Bombers about the history of the Lancaster Bomber. He loved it and must have watched it 100 times. They are beautiful aircraft, so I hope some group can restore this one to flying status. Great post.

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  11. Aircraft like this is disappearing from memory and from view. I hope it's not the case for this plane.

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  12. Looks impressive.
    We call is Remembrance Day. Silence at 11am for a minute.

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