It must have been in the early to mid 1970s I was with my father in Victoria Embankment Gardens beside the Thames when three Vulcans in formation appeared overhead. I remember my father explaining to men what they were and being captivated by that distinctive roar. It was an incredible and formulative experience for a small child with a passion for any machines that moved!

XH558 has brought that happy memory back together with a happy memory of my father each time I have seen her in the air in recent years.