As a young child of about 8/9 years old, we lived near castle Bromwich airfield near Birmingham. It would be about 10 miles as the crow flies.

I remember being in the garden and hearing this tremendous noise. Looking up and seeing this huge ‘bird’ flying really low, on its approach to the airfield.

I think now as this was 1947 or 8 that it was perhaps a prototype.

I have never forgotten that image, and only recently saw the Vulcan on an approach to Manchester – Magnificent!!!