EXCITEMENT mounts as the world’s last remaining flying Avro Vulcan bomber lands at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.
The aircraft (XH558) will fly as part of RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014 which takes place this Saturday the 26th July 2014.
Avro Vulcan XH558 "The Spirit of Great Britain" is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles before completing its service as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992.
It is currently operated by the "Vulcan to the Sky Trust" as a display aircraft, funded entirely by charitable donations and the UK Lottery's Heritage Fund.
Details of Air Day can be found at http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Yeovilton-Airday