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Chris Evans lands at Biggin Hill in Lancaster Bomber for BBC Radio 2 Dambusters celebrations

PUBLISHED: 14:57 17 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:24 20 May 2013

Chris Evans after touching down at Biggin Hill PICTURE: Andy Barnes

Chris Evans after touching down at Biggin Hill PICTURE: Andy Barnes

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BBC Radio DJ Chris Evans flew into Biggin Hill Air Field today in a Lancaster Bomber to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid.

Chris Evans in the cockpit of a Lancaster Bomber at Biggin Hill. PICTURE: Andy BarnesChris Evans in the cockpit of a Lancaster Bomber at Biggin Hill. PICTURE: Andy Barnes

The breakfast show star began the day at RAF Scampton this morning, where he broadcast from live until take off.

Jeremy Vine was broadcasting live at Biggin Hill from noon and was awaiting Evans’ arrival as he opened his show.

He said: “I’m looking out at the horizon towards London. This was the airfield that was used to defend the capital against the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, and this is the airfield where Chris Evans is going to touch down in a Lancaster Bomber - the only one you will ever see in the world.”

The ginger haired DJ eventually landed at Biggin Hill, where he was greeted by his wife.

Jeremy Vine welcomed Evans to Biggin Hill live on air. PICTURE: Andy BarnesJeremy Vine welcomed Evans to Biggin Hill live on air. PICTURE: Andy Barnes

Jeremy Vine will tonight be joined by Dermot O’Leary at the air field as they host Friday Night is Music Night presents The Dambusters 70 Years On, a live concert in front of an audience of 2,500 people.

The evening will run from 8pm, and feature music from the Central Band of the RAF Band, the Military Wives Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Tune in to Radio 2 on 88 to 91 FM, or head to bbc.co.uk/radio2.

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