During the sixties/seventies I worked as a junior technician in the RAF at St Athan on Vulcan majors. To impress my girlfriend, I invited her into the hangar (security was not what it is now) to see what I did. She came to the hangar and was taken on a conducted tour of the stripped down aircraft, including up the ladder into the crew compartment.

Because the canopy was off she was able to stand atop the mighty triangle. My attempts top impress were obviously successful as we were married and are still together. I know that she remembers this fondly as she refers to it every time we see 558 flying and I’m quite sure my oppo’s from that time will remember the mini-dress she was wearing!