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RAF Lancaster bomber flies low over Baldock

PUBLISHED: 15:20 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31 17 September 2018

An RAF Lancaster bomber flying low over Baldock.

An RAF Lancaster bomber flying low over Baldock.

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Did you see the RAF Lancaster bomber flying low over Baldock on Saturday?

Plenty did, with some surprised at just how low the aircraft was flying.

Posts on a We love Baldock thread on Facebook included: “Love the sound of four Merlins roaring overhead”, “I couldn’t believe how low it was, I was in the garden and it was right over me – lovely to see”, and “it was amazing! Walking our pup at the time, a real treat to see”.

The pilot was Mike Ling from the Red Arrows, who got to fly the Lancaster 73 years to the day after his late grandfather flew his 49 Squadron Lancaster from Bari in Italy to RAF Tibenham as part of Operation DODGE, repatriating POWs.

Both the Lancaster and the Red Arrows are set to make an appearance at the sold out Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show this Saturday and Sunday.

• Did you capture the Lancaster going overhead? Post your pictures on the Enjoy Baldock More Facebook page.

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