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Robert Vaughan from Cardiff

Postd at 5:51pm on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

As a child growing up in the 60's and living in porthcawl I still recall them flying over our house (assume they were maintained in St Athan) and once running into my house crying that they were so low I thought they were going to hit our house !!

Ian Dibben from kent

Postd at 11:00pm on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

fist met the vulcan in 1978 at scampton as a yount airr cadet ,35 sqn ,44 sqn and 617 ,amazing sight ,first monday i was ther e ,all engines being spooled up amazing sound ,first ever fliight in a chipmonk ,piloted by vulcan pilot used grass strip by the runway ,vulcans had the runway,1979 st athans more vulcans ,spent best part of the week with a mechs working on vulcan airframes ,does'nt get any better that ,no problems with heatlh and safety then ,it was like building the biggest airfix kit ever ,best d... read more »read more »

Mike Barlow from west coast of Tenerife

Postd at 4:33pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Proud to be British living on ths "rock" in the Atlantic. Did the full "underwing tour" at RAF Finningley in April 2013 and saw her again on a quick visit to RAF Waddington on August 21 st (with the two Lancasters) both awesome visits and well worth the cost of the trips. Long may she continue to fly.

Lynn Oldfield from wales

Postd at 4:03am on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Been a big Vulcan fan since I was a little girl. Used to live near Dishforth RAF Base, North Yorks n one flew over once, quite close up n the howl of those famous Olympus engines! Wow. Somethin I'll never forget n hope 2 see XH558 fly before it's too late to see her even after two failed airshow attempts, I won't give up hope!

Keith Gill from now in wales

Postd at 11:55pm on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I would watch the Vulcan taking off and feel the thunder. She was an awesome beast.

Mark Humphrys from Norfolk

Postd at 9:40pm on Friday, February 21st, 2014

In the book "Vulcan 607" there is mention of the Vulcan flying in and through the Grand Canyon while on exercise in the US. Does anyone know which vulcan this was, and does anyone know if any photographs exist of this flight?

Robin Hainsworth from Leicestershire

Postd at 8:01pm on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

My late father Sqn. Ldr. Jim Hainsworth flew 79 of the 134 Vulcan's. There are only two on the list of complete Vulcan's on display round the world that he did not fly.

Les Day from south yorkshire

Postd at 11:11pm on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

looking for any photo's from moonflower/giant voice at RAAF Darwin 1973. I was there and have no photographs to show my family, if only anyone has any photo's . Cheers

Robert Elcombe from New Zealand

Postd at 7:14am on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I was at St Athan air display in 1984 when a retiring Wing Commander in a retiring Vulcan performed a display to end all displays. Ever seen a Valcan do a wing over so low to the ground that i didn't think it would pull up in time before hitting the end of the runway, only to repeat it at the other end. Nothing like the sound of those four jet engines straining against the stops.

Colin Cunliffe from culcheth warrington

Postd at 11:16pm on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Between 1961-64 I was Sergeant i/c Ground Equipment section at Manby & Strubby. I had the job of installing arrester barriers at Stubby. There was no flying at this time but each day got clearance.At last the eqpmt was in place and the net had to be raised manually to adjust. Theday was very foggy. I heard an aircraft approaching and knew from the sound it was a Vulcan. I got the net down, when the Vulcan appeared, did a touch and go and disappeared in the fog !. I played hell with the Tower. But ,stupi... read more »read more »

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