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Vulcan 607 by Rowland White

ISBN 0593053915

Published by Bantam Press, 2006

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An excellent and riveting account of the first Black Buck mission to bomb the runway at Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982, which of course involved far more Victors than Vulcans! The author has clearly put a great deal of effort into his research, but has not produced the sort of dry technical account that so many would in his place - instead, it reads almost like a novel at times. The mission is covered right from the Argentine invasion through all the preparations to the flight itself, with all sorts of fascinating detail thrown in along the way. Thoroughly recommended.

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V-Force - The History of Britain's Airborne Deterrent by Andrew Brookes

ISBN 978-0710602381

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A good book on the entire V-force with some Victor coverage, though some errors are evident.

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This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in alphabetical order):

Cliff Aldred, Allan Barley, Nick Challoner, Dick Clements (RIP), Ray Deacon, Susan Hopkins, Rick Kent, Ray Funnell, Garry Lakin, Bob Lawson, Tom Muir, Vaughn E. Nelson, Chris Potter, Vladimir Stanojevic, Alex Walton, Graham Waterfield and Rodney Williams.

Thanks also to the following organisations:

Gatwick Aviation Museum, RAF Manston History Museum and RAF Marham.