Larry Dibnah, board member of the BC Aviation Museum (right), joins James and Julian Hancock in front of the nose section of FM104, the Lancaster bomber that the museum will restore over the next 10 years. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

BC Aviation Museum welcomes donation to restore bomber

As a child, dermatologist Julian Hancock said he heard his father’s stories about seeing a Lancaster land with a hole “big enough to drive a car through,” though it still landed successfully.

RELATED: B.C. Aviation Museum starts challenging restoration of Lancaster Bomber

To mark the launch of his new Victoria Acne Clinic, he made a $1,000 donation to the Lancaster’s restoration fund. It was also his son’s 14th birthday, and he hoped seeing the bomber in life would inspire him to learn more about his family’s history.

Hancock noted that his uncle, Fred, was also on a bomber crew and was shot down over Germany, becoming a prisoner of war before escaping and fighting with the Yugoslav Partisans.

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