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Offline Tyler S Gibson

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39 years on.....
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:31:04 PM »
Hello,

This is the last post on this topic I promise, I was fortunate to get to Waddo this year on both days, however I took my Dad on the Saturday, for fathers day just in case it really was the last time XH558 was flying, and well if you read this post http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5012 you can see how much this bird means to my Dad.

We took a slow stroll down to the Vulcan Village, and was delighted to see Craig Bulman, who was a tremendous help in some research, and introduced him to my Dad. After a bit of small talk I pulled out my trump card and told him of my plan to see about the possibility of recreating the photo in the above post from 1974. Craig went of his way to collar a bloke in uniform, who in turn collared another fella (who was a small fella whom worked on the Victor at Bruntingsthorpe), which he then went out his way to allow me and Dad to gander over to the crew hatch with him. The sign was then removed and the stairs lowered for an unsuspecting Father to pose just like he did 39 years ago at Louisianna!

He said he had a lump in his throat, and just folded the ladders up like it was yesterday. I then had the privileged of hearing them two talk "shop" for about 10mins, it was like we had a private little tour.

Anyway heres the outcome,


Later on when it did its display we met with my two brothers who grew up at Akrotiri and Waddo and one of their sons, 3 generations watching in awe.

So I would like to thank all the people that day at the Vulcan Village for making an aging fellas year absolute!!

Tyler
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 09:05:08 AM »
Fantastic :D
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 09:28:51 AM »
What a lovely story!  :D
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »
That's great! Well done you :D
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 10:26:22 AM »
Glad Mouse could be of some help to you.

Hope you all had as good a day as it sounds, must have felt as hot as it did in Cyprus.

Thanks for contributing to the "feel good factor".
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Thanks peeps! It really was a lovely thing for them to help out. It may not be of much interest to some, but thought I would share.

Yes it was silly daft hot, when I returned on Sunday I forced a long sleeved shirt on, I mean I like the sun and all however I love my skin too!

Ty
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Re: 39 years on.....
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 08:21:07 PM »
Great ending... those pictures are awesome  :D
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