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 NX611 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 tantalizing possibility of Just Jane returning to the skies as G-ASXX in the future...
Why Silksheen Photography? SILKSHEEN was the Lincolnshire airfield's tower call sign 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 the museum's resident photographer 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 our Facebook or Twitter pages.
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