FM159’s 70th Birthday Celebration

FM159 came off the assembly line in 1945. This year we celebrated its 70th “birthday” with a special event in which the old Lancaster blew out the “candles” on a cake made specially for the event.

A number of special guests were on hand including the family of the late Ray McMahon. Ray and his family looked after the Lanc for many years after it came to Nanton including painting of it in wartime camouflage. Other guests included Ret. Col. Terry Chester, (407 Sqdn.) Comox BC Capt. Jason LaChapelle, 407 Sqdn., Senator Cools, from Ottawa, and Mark Peapell from the Atlantic Aviation Museum in Nova Scotia.

Col. Terry Chester addressed those assembled. He related tales of FM159’s service at Comox during peacetime. A new printing of the museum’s Lucky Lancaster book contains more such stories and photos.



Bikes and Bombers 2019
Bikes and Bombers 2019 - Main Hangar
F2T FM159 with replica Torpex Munitions