My dad was working on the Boy’s Own exhibition in the early 1960’s. A cockpit of a Vulcan was delivered there and my dad managed to allow myself and a friend to visit the day before opening. The authorities at that time allowed my friend and I to sit in the cockpit for an hour, as you can imagine we were over the moon.
I have also been in the cockpit of XH558 at its last airshow flight in I believe 1993. Good luck to all involved with XH558.