Final flight

An open day at RAF Wyton drew crowds of more than 6,000 on Friday – some there to see potentially the last flight of the Canberra back to its former home. The event boasted non-stop flying attractions all day, including displays by the Red Arrows and the

An open day at RAF Wyton drew crowds of more than 6,000 on Friday - some there to see potentially the last flight of the Canberra back to its former home.

The event boasted non-stop flying attractions all day, including displays by the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. There was also a vintage team of World War I fighter planes which play out a dogfight.

But the highlight of the day was the flight of a Canberra plane over the airbase. The plane was the 'signature' plane of RAF Wyton where it has been flying since 1953. Last week it was finally retired from RAF service, and its flight over Wyton marked its final journey.

The plane was flown by Squadron Leader David Piper to RAF Marham in Norfolk. A relic of the aircraft still remains at Wyton, however, in the form of a model Canberra on a plinth at the entrance to the base.


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