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Vulcans at RAF Halton
« on: October 19, 2013, 11:25:12 AM »
Thought this might be of interest to Vulcan Historians.

I have purchased a copy of 100 Years of flying at RAF Halton, and in it is a section is the story of three Vulcans that landed on the grass Airfield there, for use in training Apprentices.
B1’s XA 892 (21st June 62) and XA 898 (26th Aug 64) plus B1A XH479 (28th June 67)
The book includes photos of all three parked on the hard stand, plus some distant shots of them landing at the Airfield.
The book states that 892 was scrapped July 71. 898 was scrapped in Aug 72 (Apparently a magnesium fire was started during the cutting up process and the Aircraft was reduced to a pile of ashes in a matter of minutes.  479 was scrapped in July 73.

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