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V Force Tour Success?
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:13:59 PM »
Well as Richard Clarke has told us the tour of last weekend, both days was a great success, anybody who attended any of the venues bore witness to the Vulcan Effect, and though we are aware that the funding for the trips was mostly by donations, how successful was that funding?

I again said that if everybody that saw her paid one pound then it would have funded it, I am sure.

How did that funding go and was it financially worthwhile?

Could it be done again, with more publicity at the "close of play"? 
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Re: V Force Tour Success?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 07:57:37 PM »
Well as Richard Clarke has told us the tour of last weekend, both days was a great success, anybody who attended any of the venues bore witness to the Vulcan Effect, and though we are aware that the funding for the trips was mostly by donations, how successful was that funding?

I again said that if everybody that saw her paid one pound then it would have funded it, I am sure.

How did that funding go and was it financially worthwhile?

Could it be done again, with more publicity at the "close of play"?

We at DSA were looking around and thinking where were all these people 2/3 years ago..... it could have all been so different.........

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 08:50:35 PM »
XH558's final formal visit to fly over her 'sister' Vulcan, XM655, at Wellesbourne Mountford airfield was witnessed by a huge crowd of happy enthusiasts at 1:34pm yesterday afternoon. This was the second of two nationwide 'Salute to the V-Force' flights to pay homage to every complete surviving Vulcan, Victor and Valiant nuclear bomber that provided Great Britain’s strategic (latterly tactical) nuclear deterrent during the Cold War between the 1950s and 1980s.

XM655 was towed across to the Market site on the airfield especially for yesterday’s event in order that visitors could make the most of the excellent car parking and viewing facilities at the eastern side of the airfield. It was appropriate that so many enthusiasts chose Wellesbourne as the place to view this spectacle as XM655 is the most originally complete as well as fully operational of the remaining Vulcans.

Vulcan to the Sky supporters 'rattled buckets' in the car park, whilst MaPS volunteers did the same 'airside' to allow even closer access to XM655 whilst viewing XH558 in the air close overhead.

MaPS collected £2,100 in donations during the day and I am delighted to announce that the MaPS committee immediately agreed to pass on 50% of the total collected to Vulcan to the Sky Trust to support their activities during this final flying season for the only remaining airworthy Vulcan in the world. A payment has already been made to VTTST of £1,050. MaPS committee and volunteers are very grateful to everyone who donated money yesterday!

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Re: V Force Tour Success?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 09:53:41 PM »

MaPS collected £2,100 in donations during the day and I am delighted to announce that the MaPS committee immediately agreed to pass on 50% of the total collected to Vulcan to the Sky Trust to support their activities during this final flying season for the only remaining airworthy Vulcan in the world. A payment has already been made to VTTST of £1,050. MaPS committee and volunteers are very grateful to everyone who donated money yesterday!

Charles Brimson
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That is a very generous gesture from one Vulcan team to another. I hope it receives the thanks it deserves... Thank you MaPS!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 10:14:37 PM »
Bovril, that's great, my thanks to the generosity of the spectators and 655MaPS, well done'
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 10:41:52 AM »
That is a fantastic donation from MaPS. Thank you all so very much for your generosity. So pleased you had such a successful day.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 08:05:45 PM »
I dont understand why there were so many people at Doncaster (more than the 300 required) yet it didnt get 100%.  There was a good couple of thousand people there I reckon

I cant vouch for other locations on the tour.