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Seventy years ago, Britain led the world in aircraft design. The Avro Vulcan is the iconic example from that era of aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. Its impressive list of technical innovations includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft. The Vulcan delivered performance and agility much closer to a jet fighter’s than a bomber’s.



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Doncaster UTC Celebration Evening 2022

On Thursday 23 June, Doncaster UTC held a Celebration Evening for their year 13 students. Having been asked if we could produce a trophy for one of the awards, our team at Stratford-upon-Avon Stores, led by Bob Jackson, worked on finding suitable Vulcan parts to be made into The Avro Vulcan…

RAF Cosford Airshow 2022 Report by Bob Jackson

On Sunday 12 June, making a welcome return after being cancelled for the last two years due to C-19 Restrictions, was the RAF Cosford Airshow. It was also the first of the season that the Event Unit was making it appearance. For those who had not seen the revised unit…

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – May 2022

This month we welcomed visitors to five event sessions, including a special Veterans visit. Early in May we held two sessions of the popular Vulcan XH558 Airside Tours and later in the month we carried out two Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Runs. On Sunday 8 May, our volunteer team welcomed visitors to the…

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Blog: VTST Volunteer Carolyn Cordran

As an 18-month-old baby Carolyn was fascinated by the Vulcan, so the story goes, her Dad was watching a programme about the iconic aircraft and she couldn’t take her eyes off the screen, fast forward a decade or two and…

Concorde’s First Supersonic Test Flight

Although the maiden flight was on 2 March 1969, on 1 October 50 years ago, Concorde prototype 001 made the type’s first supersonic proving flight. On its forty-fifth test flight the aircraft broke the sound barrier attaining a speed of…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part One

The discovery of the neutron and its properties is central to the extraordinary developments that lead to the first atomic bomb in 1945, and the subsequent years of nuclear deterrent. Britain could be considered the birthplace of atomic vision and…

Cold War Stories: Operation Gold / Stopwatch

On 19 October 1945, just over two months after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, English writer George Orwell’s essay, “You and the Atomic Bomb” , was published in a British newspaper. This is thought to be the origin of the term ‘cold war’.  The Cold…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part Six

Two weeks before the first nuclear weapon was used for warfare, dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the results of the UK general election were announced. On 26 July 1945, Labour had won power and Clement Attlee was appointed…

Cold War Memories – Bomber Box

Recollections from Headquarters 1 Group RAF Bawtry Hall, RAF Finningley and the Bomber Box. Although I worked for the General Post Office (GPO) or BT as it became, most of my working life was spent on attachment to the RAF,…

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The Vulcan and Canberra have a rich history to explore and learn from. From the V-Force, to high altitude records being broken. Here, we uncover the bits you may not know about your favourite aircraft.

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The story started with the world’s most ambitious and complex technical restoration project, an award-winning aspiration to return one of the world’s most iconic aircraft to the skies, Vulcan XH558. Now, after meeting all the objectives, delighting more than two million people every year and inspiring new generations of young people, Vulcan to the Sky Trust is entering an exciting new phase of the narrative.

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