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Avro Vulcan - Survivor XM575

B.2A XM575 - East Midlands Aeropark, Castle Donnington, Derbyshire

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Vulcan B.2A XM575 at East Midlands Aeropark, 24th February 2022; Jake Wallace

XM575 was delivered to the RAF in May 1963, entering service with 617 Squadron and going on to serve with the Scampton and Waddington Wings, 101, 50, and 44 Squadrons. The aircraft took part in the Falklands victory flypast over London in October 1982 and was retired the next year, flying into East Midlands Airport.

After retirement, XM575 was kept in running condition, until the Aeropark moved sites. Due to several houses being within close proximity to the Aeropark, all running was sadly ceased. The airframe is still to this day fairly complete and is well looked after by the volunteers at the Aeropark. XM575 undertook a repaint some years back, and still looks rather shiny today as you can see, although it seems some of the markings were never completed during the repaint.

Information on this page current as of 25/02/2022, last updated by Jake

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