In 1962-1968 I was an air rangers (A senior branch of the girl guide movement). We had the Vulcan Mk1 as our mascot in her beautiful flash white livery

On joining the WRAF in January 1969, I was later sent to RAF St. Athan for driver training.

What a lovely shock I got when sleeping off night duty to be woken by that ‘howl’ and to see her screaming down the runway. A sight and sound never to be forgotten.

Now I’m proud to belong to the XH558 club but oh so sad she will no longer be flying!