Bomber to be a star attraction

The imposing Lancaster Bomber will be putting on a display at the Bexhill Roaring 20s event. SUS-150317-102631001
The imposing Lancaster Bomber will be putting on a display at the Bexhill Roaring 20s event. SUS-150317-102631001

The iconic Lancaster Bomber will grace the skies above Bexhill this summer.

The organisers of the town’s Roaring 20s event have secured a full display by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the July 18 festival.

The Lancaster is regularly seen at events commemorating World War II upon British State occasions, notably the Trooping the Colour and at air displays throughout the UK and Europe.

Securing an appearance by the imposing WWII bomber is a great coup for festival organiser Roger Crouch.

Roger said: “I am very pleased to be able to have the iconic Lancaster display over Bexhill.

“Being ex RAF I am always very proud to have the Air Force display at an event I have organised.”

A display time has yet to be announced.

The display is in collaboration with Global Special Events, which is also playing a key part in another event highlight - an attempt to break the world record for the largest Charleston dance.

Chris Yates of Global Special Events said: “We are delighted to be working in Bexhill with Roger Crouch again this year on the Charleston World Record attempt and air display.

“We have very successfully worked with Roger for many years.”

Other period air displays are planned for the day, including tri-planes, a Spitfire display to make the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and an appearance by the only flying Coupe in the world.

Designed in 1926 and first taking to the skies in 1931, ‘Bunty’ is 84 years old.

Speaking about the Bexhill Roaring 20s line-up, Roger said: “With the World Record attempt, vintage cars, all the related 20s events and the air displays, it is shaping up to be a very special day.”