TWO Lancasters will tomorrow fly over the site where the crew of a Second World War bomber lost their lives after crashing.

The two aircraft, flanked by two historic fighter planes, are due to fly over a memorial to the crew at around 2.55pm.

The memorial was unveiled on April 25 last year, 70 years to the day after the Lancaster was attacked while returning from a bombing mission to Karlsruhe, Germany.

Realising they would not make it back to their base at RAF Wickenby, in Lincolnshire, the seven-strong British and Canadian crew attempted to land at Boxted Airfield.

However the plane crashed on land opposite the former Betts factory, next to what is now Ipswich Road.

The memorial, put together by a group of history enthusiasts and those who remember the bomber crashing as a child, is on a field off Ipswich Road next to Space Maker storage.

Organiser Chris Stanfield said he had been assured by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team there was a 90 per cent chance of the flyover taking place, subject to mechanical and weather issues.

Anyone who wants to attend should park at Stanfords Cattle Market in Wyncolls Road and walk over to the memorial.

The Lancasters will then fly onto a scheduled appearance at the Clacton Air Show.

For a five-page preview of Clacton Air Show, see Wednesday's Gazette