The brewery has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of a trip which will see Canada’s only airworthy Lancaster Bomber fly to the UK as part of a month-long commemorative tour.
The Avro Lancaster Bomber, which is owned by the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum, is scheduled to depart from Ontario, Canada, on August 4 and arrive at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on August 8.
On arriving in the UK, the bomber will tour a number of airshows and will be reunited with the RAF’s only remaining airworthy Lancaster Bomber.
Steve Magnall, managing director at Thwaites, said the firm was “extremely honoured” to sponsor Canada’s Avro Lancaster Bomber.
“We couldn’t pass up this incredible opportunity to help unite the world’s last two remaining airworthy bombers and the sight of these two majestic aircraft will leave a lasting impression on those who are lucky enough to witness them flying together, right here in the UK, for the very last time,” said Magnall.
Thwaites’ Lancaster Bomber sponsorship follows on from the brewery’s ‘Give a Dam’ campaign in which five pence from every pint of Lancaster Bomber Ale sold is donated to Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity founded by former Bomber Command veteran, group captain Leonard Cheshire.