Operation Safeguard – Names Under XH558


This is the final opportunity for anyone to have a name under the delta-wing of Vulcan XH558. Space is limited and at the end of this campaign no more names can be…

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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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GRI Group joins Executive Alliance in bid to celebrate iconic aircraft

A Sheffield business has become the latest company to join a fundraising initiative to preserve the legacy of a British icon and inspire future generations. GRI Group has joined the ‘Vulcan 558 Executive Alliance’, a membership group created by The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST). VTST, the charity behind…

High-flying Doncaster students to work on iconic aircraft

The next generation of Doncaster engineers and designers have been given a unique opportunity to reinvent an aircraft icon. Year 10 students at Doncaster UTC will spend six weeks reinventing the wing of the RAF’s longest-serving Avro Vulcan, XH558, under a partnership with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST).…

Abingdon Air and Country Show – Bob Jackson

It was a memorable sunny day as, at 14.00 hrs on Friday 10th September 2021 when the VTST Events Unit rolled out of its home base at Stratford upon Avon. Why so specific? and why memorable? This was because for the first time in 2 Years the Events Team were…

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Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part Three

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and is among those who are credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb”. He was the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, which was to be the Manhattan Project’s secret…

28 August 1945 – The Start of the Vulcan Story by Dr. Robert Pleming

The July 1945 General Election saw a Labour Government come to power in a landslide victory under Prime Minister Clement Attlee. The use of two atomic bombs, which British scientists had help develop, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the start…

Early Vulcan Flying… Another view

Mr. Alan Ainsworth, was on the Flight Test and development Team of AV Roe – read on for an interesting account of the early days, with yet another mention of “that roll” I first met the Vulcan early in 1956…

First Flight of the Prototype Avro Lancaster, BT308

On 9 January 1941, Avro test pilot, Captain Harry “Sam” Brown, made the first flight of the prototype Lancaster, BT308, at RAF Ringway near Manchester. A development of the twin engine Avro Manchester, the prototype was designed by Roy Chadwick,…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part Five

The Potsdam Conference was held near Berlin on 17 July 1945, the day after the Trinity test, and was to run until 2 August. The conference was for the ‘Big Three’ heads of state – Joseph Stalin (USSR), Winston Churchill…

Falklands War 1982 – Operation Black Buck

Operation Black Buck was a series of seven ambitious long-distance bombing missions conducted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Falklands War in 1982. It was the RAF’s most daring attack since Operation Chastise – the Dambusters raid in…

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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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