Q&A VTST Volunteer Geoff Higley

Vulcan to the Sky volunteer Geoff Higley, who lives in Grantham, was in the airforce for 20 years as a navigator.   Here in our Q and A he chats about his experience with the XH558 and how he shares his knowledge with those who wish to know more about the Vulcan.   How…

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Exercise Golden Eagle

50 years ago, on 27 July 1971, during his Royal Air Force training to become a jet pilot, HRH Prince Charles was introduced to the Vulcan. The pilot training for The Prince of Wales was codenamed ‘Golden Eagle’.  Flt Lt Graham Heath, who was Nav Radar on the flight with the prince, shared the experience with VTST after attending an event held beneath the shadow of Vulcan…

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Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part 10

Part of the Britain's Nuclear Deterrent Development series

On 16 July 1945, with the support of Britain, the United States had detonated the world’s first atomic weapon. In August 1949, the USSR successfully tested their first nuclear device. With the success of Operation Hurricane in October 1952, Britain had become the world’s third nuclear power.  The Atomic Energy…

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Blog: VTST Volunteer Sam Scrimshaw

When Sam Scrimshaw visited Waddington Airshow in 2013 little did he know that one of the aircraft on display would catch his attention in a way that meant that he’d dedicate so much of his free time to supporting it. Here he shares his XH558 story. We went to Waddington…

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 this iconic feat of engineering with fans is so rewarding.…

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Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part 9

Part of the Britain's Nuclear Deterrent Development series

On 3 October 1952, Britain detonated their first atomic bomb.  Due to the small size and high-density population of Britain there were no suitable sites for an atmospheric weapons test. In 1950, Britain had made the request to the Australian Government to test its weapons in the uninhabited Monte Bello…

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