FOR the second year in a row the sound of Merlin engines filled the skies over North Warnborough, which saw the three pass flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster on Sunday 21st July at 14:35.

The crew members were Pilot, Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey, co-pilot Paul "Ernie" Wise, navigator Squadron Leader Colin Bostrom and Flight Engineer James B Stokes.

Last year the Red Arrows and Spitfire flew over North Warnborough and this year the Lancaster for the event of the King John Kids Family Day Reunion.

Organiser Anthony Helcoop only planned to do one reunion but, after the success of last year, decided to do it again for those members that missed the first one.

The group, that is on social media has grown to 276 members, enjoyed free tea and cakes and plenty of happy memories of Buryfields Primary School days and growing up together in the local villages around Odiham.

One member, Roger Bone, brought his vintage BSA car for the members to enjoy.

The flypast was also enjoyed by the local community, as social media lit up when the Lancaster was seen and heard by many not attending the event.

At 16:30 on the day co-pilot Paul phoned Anthony at the event to ask how the group had enjoyed the flypast and got a rousing 'thank you' over the phone by all.

Profits from the day's event will be donated to Cancer Research UK.