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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Final flight of the iconic Vulcan

Avro Vulcan XH558The last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber in the world, Avro-Vulcan XH558, will mark its final flight display season with a flyover at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune tomorrow (Saturday).

The flight forms part of the aircraft’s V-Force Tour, which will see XH558 fly over the location of every complete Vulcan, Victor and Valiant aircraft in the UK to commemorate the unique role these aeroplanes played as Britain’s nuclear deterrent during the 1950s and 1960s.

Over tomorrow and Sunday, Avro Vulcan XH558 will visit 17 locations across the UK, including the National Museum of Flight, which is home to Avro Vulcan XM597.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous29/6/15 20:17

    XH558 Remains airworthy and its is planned that she will continue to be flown until the end of the 2015 UK Air Display Season Of Note XH558 is one of nine Vulcan B mk 2s converted into Vulcan B Mk 2 MRR - Maritime Radar Reconnaissance Aircraft and operated by 27 sqdn from RAF Scampton between November 1973 and May 1982


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