Surviving Lancaster: FM118

 

Last Updated: July 2008

Serial No:              FM118                Mark:    X             Known Op's:  0

Current Location:  Multiple Locations (see Comments)

Current Status:     None – used of mutual parts various restoration projects

Nickname:              None Traced

Service History:

To UK 4-45, 32 MU St. Athan del'd 4-45, Returned CDN 10-8-45, Stored unspecified location, Canadian Army Currie Barracks, Calgary for parachute training (fuselage) del'd 1947, Became live firing target on CFB Shilo from 3-48

Comments:

The aircraft was assigned to CFB Shilo as live firing range target

 

1989: the Nanton Lancaster Society recovered the remains of the cockpit and several pieces of Fuselage. Cockpit section traded to Mr. B. Salter in England 4/92…still awaiting transport of section to UK

 

2004: all or part of the remains acquired by Toronto Lancaster Project to aid in the restoration of FM104.

 

Tail fins and tail plane last known to be the property of the BCATP Museum in Brandon, Manitoba, although this may now be incorrect.

 

Production Data:

 

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft (from an order of 200) built by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. FM100-FM229, (aircraft built 'after' KB-Serial batch). Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines. Majority of aircraft shipped to Britain between 3-45 and 5-45, some of which served with RCAF Squadrons in Britain and most flown back to Canada 8-45. Victory Aircraft Construction Number 3319