Hello and welcome to the Silksheen Photography website. Presenting news, images and reports from the Lincolnshire Aviation
Heritage Centre, East Kirkby.
The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre operates Avro Lancaster B.VII
'Just Jane' in taxying condition on parts of the former Royal Air Force East Kirkby, the
aircraft being one of only 17 known complete Lancasters remaining in the world, with just two airworthy – one in the United Kingdom and the second in Canada – but there’s the
tantalising possibility of 'Just
Jane' returning to the skies as G-ASXX in the future...
Why Silksheen Photography? SILKSHEEN was the Lincolnshire airfield's tower callsign during Second World War Lancaster operations
by 57 & 630 Squadrons, from August 1943 to V.E. Day in May 1945. I hope in its own small way, this website will keep this important historical detail alive, and also
serve as an on-line memorial to Bomber Command and those that operated from RAF East Kirkby as part of 5 Group.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Silksheen Photography. As a part time
volunteer and resident photographer at the museum I hope the images will encourage you to visit East Kirkby in the near
future, or learn more about Bomber Command, but in the meantime if you have any questions or comments please visit
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