Having had the privilege to serve my country and crown in the RAF I have seen the Vulcan up close and personal.

It is a wonderful aircraft and still evokes fond memories of detachments to RAF Scampton. Hearing the roar of the engines on a low pass over the airfield was one of the highlights.

I have been fortunate enough to see XH558 display at the Dawlish Air show in South Devon. Seeing this wonderful aircraft coming in low over the beach at Dawlish is simply stunning. even those who have no recollection of the active service this aircraft saw were totally amazed.

Sad to see her grounded for good. She’ll live long in my memories.