The Vulcan XH558 Winter Raffle is back. This year you could win a top prize of a flight in one of three World War II Fighter Aircraft. It’s easy to take part. Why not try your luck!
1st Prize – Flight in a World War II Fighter Aircraft
2nd Prize – AVRO Vulcan Component Illuminated Artwork
3rd Prize – Dambusters Rum No 2 of 133 70cl bottle 52% ABV
4th Prize – Plemgin Blend 1229 70cl Distilled Gin 40% ABV
5th Prize – Dambuster 80th Anniversary Watch – Special Limited Edition
6th Prize – “Cloud Surfing” Canvas effect photograph of XH558
This raffle will have 6 winners
Choose to fly in either a:
We are delighted to offer you the chance to experience what it was like for those pilots and take the controls of a legendary fighter for yourself. Your flight operator will be Ultimate Warbird Flights, based at Sywell airfield in Northamptonshire, You can win the opportunity to fly one of these iconic aircraft under guidance of Ultimate Warbird Flights’ expert pilot, you will also receive a gift pack including a framed flight certificate, mug and flight patch.
Finally, your flight will be recorded on a 360° GoPro camera within the aircraft and then you will be able to view your unforgettable experience for years afterwards.
Family and Friends are especially welcome to celebrate with you on this red letter day. After notification by VTST, the winner will be contacted direct by Ultimate Warbirds Flights. Please note that there are medical questionnaires to complete, age and other certain restrictions . Flights can only be undertaken by those over 18 years of age, weight limit 225 lbs (Spitfire and Mustang) 210 lbs (Me109 – Buchon)
This unique Component Sculpture has been handcrafted by our team in Stratford upon Avon and comprises a Calculator 3 from Tray 3 of the Navigation and Bombing System (N.B.S.) as fitted to the AVRO Vulcan. Primary among its parts was the Navigation and Bombing Computer (NBC), a complex electro mechanical computer that combined the functions of dead reckoning navigation calculation with a bombsight calculator to provide outputs that guided the aircraft and automatically dropped the bombs with accuracy on the order of a few hundred metres on missions over thousands of kilometres. Inputs to the NBS system included late models of the H2S radar, the True Airspeed Unit, a gyrocompass and the Green Satin radar.
The Calc3/T3 unit has been mounted and further enclosed in a clear acrylic removable tube. LED lighting is arranged around the base. The Unit comes with original MOD Form 731 Dated 13.11.81 Showing NATO Part number 9D 4415065 Serial Number 547. It is 350mm high, and is 150mm in diameter.
This prize is a one off and totally unique, the removable case enables the construction to be examined in detail with covers to the valves also removable.
Bottle No. 2 ~ Aircraft ED877/G AJ-A ~ 70 cl. 8 year Rum 52% ABV
This aircraft was piloted by Squadron Leader H.M. “Dinghy” Young, DFC & Bar, 2nd in command Operation Chastise. 19 aircraft with 133 crew took part in the raid on the dams of Germany 70 years ago in May 1943. Only the first 19 of the limited production run of 133 bottles come with history of the crew of each aircraft.
The rum consists 8 year old Barbados Rum from a pot column still blend, distilled using the finest molasses and matured in ex-Bourbon and American oak casks. Produced by Dropzone Brewery, Ilford.
Bottle No. 2 gives details of the crew of G-AJA, who perished when their aircraft ditched in the North Sea on the homeward leg of the raid damaged by anti-aircraft fire, over Castricum-aan-Zee, Nederland.
Lest We Forget
Blended by Dr Robert Pleming at the Winchester Distillery Blend Number 1229. 70cl Distilled Gin 40% ABV.
Sadly, Robert passed away in February 2021. Suzanne Pleming, Robert’s wife, has gifted this unique bottle of gin to the Trust to be raffled to raise funds for Robert’s other love of his life – Vulcan XH558. Suzanne says “there are eight botanicals in this gin, the main 3 are blackberry, lime peel and lime flowers. It is medium citrus gin and goes particularly well with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, Robert’s favourite Mixer, ice and a wedge of lime.”
This premium handmade timepiece is constructed of an alloy watch case with a dark Brown/Black sustainable wood bezel. The caseback is made of stainless steel and the strap is black leather completed with a buckle that is engraved with the airframe serial number, ED825.
The face of the watch displays a colour print of Avro Lancaster B Mk III S (Type 464 Provisioning), ED825, which was allocated the call sign AJ-T ‘for Tommy’ for the Dambuster raids. The watch comes complete in its own bamboo presentation box engraved with the text ’80th Anniversary, Attack on Sorpe Dam, Germany’ above a front profile image of the Lancaster. Beneath the Lancaster image is the text ‘ED825 call sign AJ-T, 16/17 May 1943, Lest We Forget’. This engraving is also proudly displayed on the caseback of the watch
The watch will also be accompanied by a special Certificate of Authenticity displaying a unique aircraft ID number of one of the 11 aircraft that returned from the raid.
Taken by Eric Coeckelbergh in 2014 during an Air-to-Air sortie.
Canvas effect picture measuring 660 x 460 x 46 mm complete with hanging wire and hook
– Declare your eligibility to enter by confirming you are 18 or over and a UK resident or a holder of a British passport.
– Select any the quantity of tickets to purchase priced at £2 each.
– You then press ‘Enter Now’.
– Enter your details and payment information.
– You will receive an email confirming your order and raffle ticket number(s)
– The draw will be made on 1 February 2024 and all winners notified shortly afterwards.
Promoter: Marc Walters
Unit 4, Delta Court, Sky Business Park, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Third Avenue, Doncaster. DN9 3GN.
By entering the Raffle, all participants agree that they have read and agreed with the terms and conditions of the draw which are detailed below:
All participants must be over 18 years of age and a UK resident.
Tickets to the draw cost £2 each and can be bought individually. Each ticket purchased gives an equal and individual entry into the draw.
The public can enter our raffles online. Strict controls exist to protect against under age entry, habitual or excessive gambling by use of this entry method.
Entrants must confirm that they are over 18 on entry and must provide a daytime contact number.
Random telephone calls will be made to verify any such entrants are eligible and that they did indeed request entry. Multiple requests will be monitored and any excessive applications will be referred to our promoter for reference under our social responsibility guidelines.
By entering, you agree that you qualify under the terms of entry and that you desire to be entered in the draw.
The draw will be made in front of independent witnesses at Doncaster on Wednesday 1st February 2024.
Winners will be announced online and posted on our website www.vulcantothesky.org If you would like written notification of the winners, then please send a SAE to the above address with RAFFLE RESULTS printed in the top left corner.
In order to be socially responsible and to deter organised or habitual gambling, online entries are restricted to a £20 maximum at any one time. We reserve the right to refuse multiple applications by any method without explanation and the promoter’s decision will be final.
Tickets will be available for purchase at various events by The Vulcan to the Sky Trust throughout 2023 and 2024.
All prizes are as described on the promotional page of this web site. Winners will be notified, with the winning names and ticket numbers being displayed on our website within 7 days of the draw taking place.
All prizes will have an alternative in case of circumstances beyond the promoter’s control, but this will be discussed with each prize winner and mutually agreed should any situation arise due to weather or technical issues preventing the specified prize/s taking place in reasonable time.
There are no cash alternatives to the prizes offered.
All participants must be over 18 years of age and a UK resident when the tickets are purchased. Tickets must not be knowingly sold to anyone not meeting these criteria. Tickets may not be sold willingly outside of the mainland of the United Kingdom. Certain restrictions apply in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for the sale of physical tickets.
UK residency or proof of UK Citizenship may be requested. Winners may nominate relatives or friends to undertake the prize if applicable and agreed with us.
By entering you agree to limited photographic publicity in connection with the prize offered in the nature of promoting future raffles for the Trust. At all times your personal details will be protected, other than your name and general geographic home location to satisfy our legal obligations in announcing the winners in a clear and fair draw.
Travel to redeem prizes will be at the winner’s expense unless a payment towards expenses is detailed as part of the prize. In such circumstances, the Trust is limited to the amount offered. We can make no compensation due to the cancellation of any event due to circumstances beyond our control, technical, weather or otherwise. If required an alternative date or event will be arranged as possible.
We do not use your details or that on any entry to pass to third parties, but from time to time, may use your data for other Trust information and promotional activities. In this case, you will have the option of being removed from our records if desired at any future point in time.
Proof of identity and age maybe requested if deemed necessary at any time in connection with the ticket sales or delivery of prizes.
Certain good health conditions apply with some of the prizes. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to advise the Trust of this situation in advance if you feel there are conditions you need to declare.
Employees or appointed contractors of The Trust or of any company providing the prizes are not permitted to enter the draw.
Flights in any aircraft are subject to various height, weight and health requirements.
These full terms and conditions are available in writing upon request by enclosing a SAE to the following address.
Admin Office: Vulcan to the Sky Trust Raffle Draw
Unit 4, Delta Court, Sky Business Park, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Third Avenue, Doncaster. DN9 3GN.
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Promoter: Marc Walters, Unit 4, Delta Court, Sky Business Park, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Third Avenue, Doncaster. DN9 3GN.
All entries will be governed by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s code of conduct and social responsibility document which is lodged with and approved by the Gambling Commission.