XH558 then moved to RAF Finningley in 1961, serving with No 230 operational conversion unit (OCU) training Vulcan Pilots for Squadron service. Between 1968 and August 1973 the aircraft served with Nos 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons at RAF Waddington.
In August 1973 the aircraft was converted to maritime radar reconnaissance (MRR) standard, remaining in this role with No... View details ⇨
With Easter coming up over the following weekend, we have decided to make this an extra special Open Day.
On the 8th April, Stratford-upon-Avon Central Stores once again opens its doors to supporters and collectors. We are very pleased to announce that Dr Robert Pleming has agreed to join us during the day. He will be giving a short update on the Survival Appeal and the benefits this has... View details ⇨
In conjunction with the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster, we are pleased to be offering our very popular aircrew tours with a slight twist, using the excellent knowledge of our hangar tour guides in a nearby location.
Over the past month, we have put together what we hope will be a long-term partnership with the museum to present joint events around the aviation history of... View details ⇨
Mother’s Day is just a few days away!
Have you got Mum anything special for the day?
Place your order by midnight Wednesday 22nd for delivery in time, saving you that last minute rush to a garage for flowers. [ Ow.ly Link ]
One of many Vulcan and Canberra related events we will be running throughout 2017 to aid fundraising during the year.
In conjunction with the South Yorkshire aircraft museum, we are pleased to be offering our very popular aircrew tours with a slight twist, using the excellent knowledge of our hangar tour guides in a nearby location.
#TheXH558Story reaches the late 50s with the introduction of the B2 specification to the production halls. Although 12th in the production schedule, XH558 would be the first Vulcan B. Mk.2 to be delivered into RAF service at RAF Waddington for crew training with 230 OCU on 1st July 1960.
Here is the Woodford production line at that time. More in our serialisation of extracts from our Avro... View details ⇨
Earlier this evening the Survival Plan total of £100,000 was reached. Thank you so much to all those that supported this appeal. It now means XH558 is safely secured for the hibernation period during 2017.
This now releases the matched-funding from supportive philanthropists.
Should we exceed the target, then that’s even better.
If your generosity allows us to exceed our £100,000 target,... View details ⇨
Plan your finances after the Spring Budget 2017 with the help of our A4 folio case, complete with an internal side pocket that’s ideal for an 8-10” tablet. All of your organising needs in one space [ Ow.ly Link ] #SaveOurVulcan
It's the final weekend in which to request raffle ticket books like this for our Winter Raffle. Five very special prizes as detailed and you can request them to be posted to you by completing the form here: [ Vulcanxh558raffle.co.uk Link ] Good luck! (UK entries only - see T&Cs)
This #Concorde cover was part of a collection donated to us to help with fundraising for Vulcan XH558. It is now available at auction on our XH558 Collectables eBay site. It comes mounted in a black frame, ready for display.
Incredible rally of donations sees the latest appeal total now exceed 91% Thank you so much for the support.
The sooner we reach our £100,000 donation target, the sooner we can be sure that XH558 is safe.
Should your generosity allow us to exceed our £100,000 target at the end of March, any extra funds will allow us to add to our core plans for safeguarding XH558. Then she can emerge from... View details ⇨
This Limited Edition medal was commissioned to celebrate 55 years of XH558 in flight. Just 558 were struck. Less than 50 remain available. If you would like one of these mementos then do hurry to secure one to avoid disappointment.
The face of the medal depicts XH558 in her original white scheme with the date of first flight with the reverse showing her in familiar wrap-around camouflage... View details ⇨
This is second Vulcan prototype aircraft VX777 landing at Farnborough - possibly just after her first flight in 1953. It is taken from a negative in a collection held by our graphic designer and aviation enthusiast Mark Freshney. As such, this image has possibly not been seen in public before. Our thanks to him for sharing it with us.
Our newsletter later today continues to look at the Vulcan... View details ⇨
Thank you to all those that continue to donate to the Survival Plan that will enable the Trust to safeguard XH558 and WK163 together with other assets through 2017 until the new hangar home becomes a reality.
As we come to month end, it would be fantastic if we could push through 80% of the appeal total needed to have a more comfortable run throughout March for the remaining 20%.
The Avro Type 698 took to the skies in 1952 just days before starring at the SBAC show at Farnborough. See a video that is a snapshot on the wealth of British aeronautical prowess of the time. [ Youtu.be Link ]