Having completed my apprenticeship at Halton (Airframe Fitter 103rd entry) I was posted to Scampton and on to ‘ F ‘ dispersal which was to be my home for the next two years.

As you all know the Vulcans were equipped with the Blue Steel nuclear weapon at this time.

My abiding two memories are of the noise of a scramble of 4 Vulcans from the end of the runway during an exercise when the ground literally shook. Secondly doing the 24 hour shifts on QRA which for some reason I thoroughly enjoyed as I did for my time with the Vulcans though at times they were a sod to work on.