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We would love to hear your memories of Vulcans back in their service days or when seeing XH558 display since her restoration as the last airworthy example of the V-Force. Sadly, 2015 was her last season of flight. 

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Alan Pollock
Final flight around the north of Britain

I watched XH558 as she approached and circled Newcastle international airport. A very heart moving moment knowing this was the last time any Vulcan aircraft would pass over our area. I got some great photos so at least the memory will last although had I found out half an hour earlier I would have got myself positioned to include another forgotten cold war hero - Ponteland Royal Observer Corps monitoring room. Any way, hopefully one day I'll be able to pop in and see this awesome plane at its now permanent home and see her up close and personal.
Much love
Al Polly


Elwyn Jones

Ex R.A.F MTD Corpopral - Re-fuelled her on Ascension during the Falklands Conflict.


Nigel Scotland

I remember working on the Vulcans wing spar bushings prior to making the run to the Falkland Islands. I remember the drawings at Woodford having that old musty smell as the drawings were on waxed linen. We had to s####e the old ink off with scalpels and redraw the revisions in with Indian ink. Proud days turned to great memories.


David Endsor

As a youngster i lived in Heald Green near wilmslow, i well remember the Vulcans taking off on test flights or delivery flight, i have been an avid fan ever since, this is one plane that like concord will be sorely missed, but will never be forgotten... I recommend everyone reads Vulcan 607- a fantastic true story...


Jim Maxwell

I saw the prototype on its first flight in August 1952. We were in the garden of our house in Bramhall, not far from Woodford when we saw this triangle in the sky, the like of which we had never seen before. We read about it in the paper the following day. Some 12 years later I found myself overhauling the radio and radar systems from the Vulcans and other aircraft at RAF Sealand. Radio Altimeter 6, STR 18 and Blue Silk/ Green Satin come to mind.


JOHN W BARNES

I was stationed at RAF Linton on Ouse in 1959; On the station Open Day the Vulcan did a fly past and I have a small black and white photograph, showing the Vulcan in white livery.


ADRIAN

JUST TO SAY, I HAVE TRIED A FEW TIMES TO GET THE 5 MINS FROM MY HOUSE TO THE AIRPORT TO SEE THIS GREAT AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT.. AND DUE TO VARYING TIMES AND MIS TOLD TIMES.. RUMOURS ECT.. HAVE MISSED EVERY ONE SO FAR.. I CANNOT MAKE ANY DISPLAYS AND NOW HAVE ONLY THE LAST TAKE OFF AND LANDING TO TRY AND CATCH.. COULD SOME RELIABLE PERSON PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT THE TIMES ARE FOR HER TAKE OFF AND ARRIVAL BACK. ARE, NO ESTIMATES PLEASE.. THANK YOU SO MUCH..


Jon Mounty

I had the pleasure of seeing XH558 this summer at Bournemouth, not once, but two days. It seems a shame she's being retired but she's given us a good show and has performed admirably. Seeing her inspired me to follow my dream to become a pilot and I hope she inspires others to question what is and is not possible. All else there is to say is thank you to all those who bought her back to life and allowed her to continue to fly over the years. Thanks all :)


Clare lovely

Hello just enjoyed watching the beautiful Vulcan flying over scampton it brought me to tears she is so beautiful and will be missed but I have such great memories of her xxx Clare lovely


Jacqui Wimbush

I am proud to say my hubby Sgt Wimbush (jknown as Wombat) worked on XH558 along with some of the other vulcans whilst serving at RAF Bruggen in the 1980's. We both have great memories of seeing the Vulcan fly vertcially infront of station HQ at RAF Bruggen - what a sight!!