Avro Lancaster, Post war Foreign serviceEdit


Before the Nigerian government had fully integrated its armed forces into The New Commonwealth after the Biafran successionist war in 1967 it first of all formed a fully national police force.

This police force was granted a royal warrant by Her Majesty the Queen on October the 4th 1967, included in this new national police was the an air wing and a maritime wing, and on strength of this air wing was a Lancaster, a gift from the Republic of France. In fact this was believed to be the last operational Lancaster in the world.

The " Blue Whale " as she was know served the Royal Nigerian Air Police in the anti smuggling and search and rescue role until 1976 when she was sold to a collector in Arizona where she was restored, though her whereabouts today are unknown following the collapse of much of the USA after the 91 disaster.