'Just Jane' changes her codes
On behalf of The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre it gives me great pleasure to reveal Avro Lancaster NX611 Just Janeâ€™s new look to her supporters.
When Fred Panton passed away on the 9th June 2013 the effect on the Panton family was immeasurable.
It was decided that it was time a tribute should be made to the efforts of both Fred and Harold in rescuing and maintaining NX611. For over 25 years now NX611 has worn the aircraft letter â€˜Câ€™, with the wartime codes of DX- (57 Sqn) and LE- (630 Sqn). In tribute to Fred and Harold it was therefore decided to change the aircraft code letter to â€˜Fâ€™ on the starboard side and â€˜Hâ€™ on the port side. Both codes are also associated with wartime Lancasterâ€™s operating from East Kirkby, with more details to follow of their histories.
NX611 will be officially rolled out in her new â€˜coloursâ€™ on the 29th March 2014 during the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centreâ€™s event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Raid on 30/31st March 1944 on which Christopher Panton lost his life.