Surviving Lancaster: FM159


Last Updated: July 2008

Serial No:        FM159              Mark:    X            Known Op's:  0

Current Location:  Nanton, Alberta, Canada

Current Status:       Static Display – with at least one engine running.

                                Not able to Taxi.

Nickname:              None Traced

Service History:

To UK 5-45, 32 MU St. Athan del'd 5-45, Returned CDN 1-9-45, Stored Pearce Albertea, Stored at Fort Macloed, Alberta del's 18-3-46. Mod. Mk.10 MR c.1952, 407 Sqn RX-159, 103 RU (Rescue Unit), Stored at Vulcan, Alberta, Sold to Geroge White, Howie Armstrong, Fred Garratt for $513 and moved to Nanton, Alberta.



08/60: Purchased from Vulcan Air Base and moved to Nanton, Alberta 1960.


05/91: Relocated into Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum in May 1991, currently under minor restoration to wartime configuration, it is hoped that the aircraft can be returned to a taxi-able condition with engines running. Total airframe hours when sold 2,068..


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 in 8-45. Victory Aircraft Construction Number 3360