Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salute to Icons of the Air That Changed History

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salute to Icons of the Air That Changed History

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FIVE iconic aircraft that helped to change history went on display in Albert Square over the weekend, as part of the RAF's 100th birthday celebrations.

The famous Lancaster Bomber, made in Greater Manchester, was one of the historic planes on display - along with a Spitfire, Harrier, Typhoon and Sopwith Biplane.

The RAF100 Aircraft event came to Manchester as part of a national tour with planes from different eras of the RAF's history - from the First World War to the Cold War.

Visitors were able to see inside the fuselage of the Lancaster, an aircraft developed and manufactured by Avro at its factories in Chadderton, Oldham, and Woodford, Stockport.

Alongside the impressive aircraft there were interactive activities which allowed visitors to discover the science behind the Royal Air Force's modern fleet and an educational zone where people could learn all about aviation and aerospace activities. …

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