The Last Vulcan Back to the Lake District

Avro Vulcan XH 558 over Lake Widermere on Northern Leg of Final

The Worlds Last Airworthy Vulcan XH 558 flew through the Lake District for the last time before she makes her final flight at the end of this month.

The aircraft which was used by the RAF initially as a strategic Bomber, during the Cold War and later in the Falklands Conflict was retired from service and has been flown as a memorial initially by the RAF and latterley by the Vulcn to the Skiy charity.

Although the rout of the aircraft was published it was difficullt to get details of the route through the Lakes, and this was taken from the Hangar Car Park over looking Lake Windermere on the outskirts of Bowness-in-Windermere

The Avro Vulcan B Mk 2 XH 588 started life as an Avro Vulcan B Mk 2 and was converted into a B Mk 2K and a B MK 2 MRR in which the aircraft was deployed as a Maritime Radar Reconnaissance Aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean.

This will now bee her third Retirement, having been retired by the RAF from operational service in 1984, she was flown as a display aircraft by the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight up until 1992 when the aircraft was retired from display flying.  After which she was acquired by the Vulcan to the Skies Charity who returned her to flight in 2007.


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