I had the pleasure of working for F. Parkinson Limited at RAF St. Athan in 1967 to 1969, when Vulcans were being serviced there.

Wonderful memories of the ground engine run up tests, take offs and fly past and landings. Why was there always one in the far hangar with a guard?

Sadness at the scrapped planes stored off the back road around the airfield. I was also present at the Tredegar House, Newport when a Vulcan did a fly past, steep vertical power on which brought the ceilings down in the house! What a show of her prowess to impress the tax payers who funded her development, shame TSR2 was axed by Labour.