RAF Typhoon flypast to 'complete' Guy Gibson's homecoming from fateful last
The stunt will herald a new Lincoln exhibition of Gibson's Victoria
Cross and other memorabilia
A Typhoon fighter is to roar low over Lincoln at 300mph to
dramatically announce a new exhibition telling aviation stories of incredible
derring-do centred around Dambuster Guy Gibson's Victoria Cross.
And the jet
pilot will have Gibson's RAF wings on board as he flies over The Collection
museum in Lincoln, which is hosting A Century of Valour.
The event tells
the story of bravery in the air and on the ground through three major periods in
Lincolnshire's military history – the First and Second World Wars and the Cold
Gibson's VC is the star attraction which he
won for his bravery during the dams raid over Germany in May 1943 and earlier
Tragically, he was killed
in action the following year on September 19, 1944 aged just 26 and the Typhoon
flypast could be seen as Gibson finally making it back to his base.
has only been publicly exhibited three times previously and only in London and
has remained stored away since 1992.
The exhibition runs from Saturday,
January 25 to March 15 and the special flypast to herald the show is planned
over the centre of Lincoln at midday on Friday, January 24.