Restorers’ plea for funds to keep XH558, an integral part of Britain’s nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, in the air.
By Paul Hudson
In 2007 Vulcan XH558 took to the skies for the first time in 15 years, following a complex restoration costing £7 million. Last year she was the star of airshows throughout the UK, delighting more than 1.5 million spectators.
However, the ‘Vulcan to the Sky’ project requires an additional £1 million to in order to plan a full display programme this year, threatening to scupper the long-term ambition to keep this relic of the Cold War in the skies, in much the same way as the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster bomber from the Second World War pays tribute to the men and women of RAF Bomber Command.
Pledges can be made at www.vulcantothesky.com or calling 0116 2478145.
full story at: Help keep the world’s last airworthy Vulcan flying – Telegraph.
The petition states: “Please do not allow this crucial piece of both British and World culture to disappear. If ever an example were needed of Britain leading the world, this surely would be it. To allow it to fall into the hands of developers would be simply unconscionable.”