The RAF Memorial Flight Official Club Autumn Journal for 2017 will be sent out to members in the next couple of weeks. The 72-page magazine is packed with stunning photographs of the BBMF aircraft, many of them taken this year and previously unpublished. It also contains fascinating feature articles providing insights into the Flight’s operations, the history of its aircraft, and stories from the Second World War.
This issue is unashamedly Lancaster orientated. The regular “Focus on…” feature this time spotlights Lancaster PA474 and the aircraft’s remarkable history, as well as the many colour schemes it has worn over the years. Seb Davey tells us in his own words what it is like to fly the ‘Lanc’ as a pilot and captain, and we also look at the roles and duties of the BBMF Lancaster flight engineer, explained for us by the BBMF Flight Engineer Leader, Jim Stokes.