Did you spot the Lancaster bomber that just flew over Sheffield?

It was a blink and you'll miss it moment but it seems the Lancaster bomber has been busy over South Yorkshire this morning.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 9:03 am
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 9:06 am
Lancaster bomber - Credit: Richard Crowther

Spectators were left disappointed yesterday after being told that the flypast marking the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid had to be cancelled.

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster bomber was due to swoop over Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs in the Peak District but strong winds forced its cancellations.

Lancaster bomber - credit: Sarah Mallinson

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It was due to make two passes over the Derwent Dam to mark the World War Two raids which were carried out over Germany on the night of 16-17 May 1943.

An RAF Typhoon was drafted in at the last minute but, after some confusion, an announcement was made that this too was not coming over due to poor weather.

As hundreds of people began to leave the area, the jet plane then swept across the sky, much to their frustration.

But this morning, it seems that the Lancaster bomber has been cleared for take off with many reported sightings on social media.

Lancaster bomber - credit: Sarah Mallinson

Dave Smith tweeted: "When you think the cars sounding a bit different but it’s just a Lancaster bomber doing a low fly past #Rotherham"

Greg Long tweeted: "On anniversary of Dam Busters a Lancaster bomber just flown low over our house. Wow!!"

Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs were used by the RAF's 617 Squadron in 1943 to test Sir Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb before their mission to destroy dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley.

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