I grew up in Scunthorpe in the 1950s / 1960s. As kids we were always outside playing. it was not uncommon for us to see several Vulcan aircraft returning home to base, usually quite low. We used to wave to the crew hoping for a wave back and were convinced that we could see them waving back to us, though this was probably just a child’s imagination running wild.

I was also fortunate to see a Vulcan scramble at RAF Finningley in the 60’s.

This aircraft and the crews that flew it have a very special place in my memory.