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One last flight.

Just Jane, Lancaster Bomber.

Silent Thoughts.

I stand alone for all to see

From far and wide and visit me

You gaze upon my polished face

As I stand proud upon this base

I see you come I watch you go

My silent thoughts you cannot know

You cannot know the things we’ve seen

When long ago this was silksheen

A different crowd of people then

The airfield staff and brave young men

Like you they came onto this base

But then this was a different place

A place were many lives were lost

Like most this field has paid the cost

So when you come to look around

Remember this once was solemn ground……..

The tower stands still looks upon

The runways which have long since gone

No more it sees the bombers pass

Just tangled weed and wind blown grass

So much has changed, but not at all

To some of you who still recall

And those who walk about unseen

This place is all there’s ever been

As I look down I still can see

A phantom face look up at me

Amongst the crowd and late at night

As he prepares for one last flight

So when you leave to go back home

Remember things this place has shown

And as it was before you came

This place to us will stay the same

By Steve Pepper

Wentworth, South Yorkshire

‘Just Jane’ The East Kirkby Avro Lancaster NX 611 The City Of Sheffield

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