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02/25/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
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. [ Link ]

Britain's Aircraft Parade (1952)

Farnborough Air Show. GV. Pan, crowds looking at Canadian Pacific Comet. SV. People looking at nose of Britannia. SV. People looking at Westland Wyvern MK 4,...

Vulcan to the Sky Trust
02/25/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
Superb support sees another landmark in the #SaveOurVulcan appeal as it reaches 75%. Thank you for reaching this total. To help move on to 80% visit
Vulcan to the Sky Trust
02/25/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
This Limited Edition Medal is only available while stocks last. Just 558 were struck. Don’t miss out, buy yours now and get a FREE delivery upgrade to “Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded”* [ Link ] #SaveOurVulcan *Upgrade postage offer closes midnight this Sunday.

Celebrating Flight Limited Edition Medal
Vulcan to the Sky Trust
02/24/2017 at 20:32. Facebook
Images of VX770, the first Avro Type 698 prototype on the ground at Woodford are very rare (the project was still highly secretive) so thanks go to our friends at for supplying this copy.

#TheXH558Story continues with the building and maiden flight of what was soon to be christened 'Vulcan' as the type would soon join the Valiant and Victor to form Britain's famous V-Force. Only days after...
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02/23/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
We are getting ready here at #VulcanBake17 HQ for the Vulcan Coffee Morning this Saturday 25th Feb to help the #SaveOurVulcan appeal.

Over 150 people have recently bought a Vulcan Cookie cutter and we are looking forward to seeing your bakes.

Just been checking our supplies cupboard, made a shopping list and we have invited some friends. Do get involved and join us in your own kitchen,...
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02/23/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Our eBay Store is home to our selection of XH558 Collectables with fascinating items posted each and every week from our vast surplus spares supply - available at set prices or at auction. You can even make your BEST OFFER on certain items too!

Add us to your favourite sellers list [+Follow] button to receive notifications on newly listed items as they appear.

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02/22/2017 at 15:31. Facebook
#TheXH558Story continues later this week as we come to the development of the Avro Type 698. Meantime, here is a smaller article with extracts from our Avro Book - available for purchase for just £20 plus packing and postage here: [ Link ] Softback: 132 pages.

The Type 707 had vindicated the delta design concept, and in the meantime the Type 698 was taking shape,...
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02/21/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
On this Day: 21st February 1957, 60 years ago, the first Vulcans for crew training were made available to 230 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) based at RAF Waddington with XA895 being the first to arrive, followed by XA898.

XA897 had been loaned to the OCU before this for evaluation as part of building flight hours on the aircraft, but was not used for training. This was the aircraft that...
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02/20/2017 at 16:21. Facebook
Another landmark in the appeal reached!
Thank you to all the donors that have raised 65% of the total towards securing XH558's survival. Such wonderful news to be ahead of where we needed to be. Much appreciated. This will be doubled by matched funding.

Can you help push us to 80% by the end of February?

See our text donation page here for full details on how you can donate £2, £5 or £10...
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You could be sitting in the rear seat of 'The Grace Spitfire' as the first prize winner in our Winter Raffle that closes for entries soon. Just one of five fabulous prizes available with entry at £2 per ticket.
Visit our raffle website here:
#TheXH558Story Part 2.
This is Avro Type 707 WD280 fitted with a Phase 2 wing in October 1958 just as the first B Mk. 2 aircraft were coming off the Woodford production line, even before some of the last B Mk. 1s had flown.

Find out how these one-third size research aircraft were developed from the late 40's, culminating in the maiden flight of the Avro Vulcan prototype in 1952. We will...
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Vulcan To The Sky - #TheXH558Story - Part 2
With #halfterm coming up, its the ideal time to get children involved with baking and to prepare for our #VulcanBake17 event that coincides with a Coffee Morning next Saturday 25th February.

It's all to help raise awareness of the #SaveOurVulcan appeal and you can find out full details on how to take part and indeed, order our highly sought-after Vulcan Cookie Cutter from this information...
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Our newsletter tomorrow carries a feature as part of #TheXH558Story that follows how Vulcan aircraft were developed, their service life and roles, before focusing on the life of XH558 and her eventual retirement from RAF service in 1993.

We then look at the struggles to return her to flight that culminated in eight additional seasons of displays before final flight in 2015.

To investigate...
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Now back in stock - Our XH558 hooded sweatshirt and our Vulcan XH558 children’s hooded sweatshirt. Contribute towards the #SaveOurVulcan campaign while keeping Dad and lad warm during this cold snap [ Link ]
Now back in stock - Our XH558 hooded sweatshirt and our Vulcan XH558 children’s hooded sweatshirt. Contribute towards the #SaveOurVulcan campaign while keeping Dad and lad warm during this cold snap [ Link ]
Every single pound counts to help XH558 and making £2, £5 or £10 donations from a mobile phone is an easy two-step action from the quick links created on our special Text Donation page when viewed on a phone.

Alternatively, it's easy to tap in the code and send to our Just Giving number. All text donations will generate a receipt and you will have the option to add Gift Aid too if you...
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This sketch from 1947 by Roy Chadwick formed the initial idea that would develop into the AVRO tender to meet a new specification of aircraft - one that needed to carry and deliver a new type of weapon higher and further than ever before.

It would be a technological challenge, far more involved than the piston-driven aircraft the aircraft industry were used to. Jet engine technology was in...
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This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to 'The Finningley Collection' [ Link ] or give a truly unique gift of a Vulcan Share Certificate personalised with your loved one’s name… or special nickname [ Link ]
This Sunday 12th February, our Central Stores near Stratford-upon-Avon is holding an OPEN DAY from 10am.

It’s a grand opportunity to buy the one you love that something special for Valentine’s Day whilst at the same time, lending your support to XH558's Survival plan.

You will have the chance to choose from a large selection of pictures, prints and First Day Covers from a few pounds upwards....
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Our congratulations to the entire team at Aerospace Bristol in reaching a major milestone in getting Concorde 216 under cover for the first time in many years!

We look forward to hearing developments as they move closer to their grand opening later this year.

More details on their website: [ Link ]