Help keep the world’s last airworthy Vulcan flying

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

Avro Vulcan XH558: money required to keep it flying

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 or calling 0116 2478145.

full story at: Help keep the world’s last airworthy Vulcan flying – Telegraph.

Click here to save Bletchley Park | The Register

Those among you who feel strongly that the government should intervene to save Bletchley Park for the nation are invited to sign an e-petition aimed at prompting just such action.

Bletchley Park

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.”

Source: Click here to save Bletchley Park | The Register.