Operation Safeguard


Get involved with Operation Safeguard. Add your chosen name to an exhibit which will be displayed next to XH558 in perpetuity inside her new hangar home.

HONOURING THE PAST
INSPIRING THE FUTURE

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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July Lottery Draw

558 Lottery winners announced for July 2021

Schools have just days left to sign up to Operation Vulcan

Secondary school children from across England are being invited to take part in a challenge to design part of the exhibition space at The Vulcan Experience. The Operation Vulcan challenge is being organised by The Work-wise Foundation in partnership with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) and CBE+. John…

June Lottery Draw

558 Lottery winners announced for June 2021

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ARTICLES

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A personal view of the Canberra PR7 – 1959-61 – Geoff Higley, VTST Volunteer

I had flown the Canberra B2 for three years before converting to the Photo Reconnaissance version in 1959. The difference from a three man B2 to a two man PR7 meant that the navigator was expected to do some of…

It started with a wink

It was a bright, sunny day at the Wroughton Airshow, the day Dr Robert Pleming first laid eyes on Vulcan XH558 in the late 1980s. Robert saw XH558’s airshow displays with the RAF Vulcan Display Flight (VDF) for many years.…

Blog: VTST Volunteer Steve Ware

Former engineer and Vulcan tour guide Steve Ware has always been fascinated by the world of aviation, and more so with one aircraft in particular – the Vulcan XH558. Here he tells us why volunteering to share the story of…

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…

Cold War History – Cuban Missile Crisis

From February 1962 onwards two jets in every major RAF base, armed with nuclear weapons, were on standby for Quick Reaction Alert (QRA). QRA is a permanent state of readiness to “scramble” when an alert is received. Britain was applying…

Cold War Stories: Red Steer – The Firebar Affair

An espionage story from 1966 – by Jim Debenham, VTST Volunteer If this were a fictional story it would have been written by none other than Ian Fleming, with James Bond as the lead character. During the heady days of…

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Explore

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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About

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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Models, t-shirts, jumpers and more! Our webstore has a huge selection of aircraft memorabilia to choose from, with all proceeds going to help keep Vulcan XH558 and WK163 safe.

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