My First and Last

Taken from an article written by Peter Thomas in the 1998 edition of the club magazine Squadron Leader Peter Thomas, RAF (retired) has become an important and respected member of the Vulcan 558 Club. Here he gives us an chance to share his association with ‘558 and the other Vulcans…

558’s 30th Birthday Party

Hi, with reference to your request for photos and stories, as this year (2020) is 558’s 60th birthday I thought these photos of her 30th might be of interest.  I’m not sure how these photos will reproduce for your great magazine, but these are a selection taken in the evening…

The Vulcan’s Home at RAF Cottesmore

When living in quarters at RAF Cottesmore Rutland in 1967, the sight and sound of the Vulcan squadron taking off. Sadly my Husband, navigator, died whilst coming into land with only the two pilots surviving. This incident never stopped our following the flight of XH558.

Farewell at Cranfield

Remember the time I saw her final appearance at Cranfield in 1992 I think that was the right year. She flew past with bomb bay open and farewell was written inside. Very emotional and sadly we are saying farewell again. Thanks for the memories and all the hard work from…

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