As my father was stationed at RAF Scampton, RAF Waddington, RAF Wyton, RAF Cottesmore and also RAF St Athans I grew up with the V Force, predominantly the Vulcan.

My last sight of the Vulcan was XH558 when it was in the Vulcan Display Flight based in RAF Waddington. However in 1988, during Waddington’s Op Bolthole XH558 was based for a short while in Scampton, where we were frequently able to see the Vulcan take off and land. It was during this time that I was able to have a look round the jet and take the accompanying photos.