Vulcan performs flypast at IWM Duxford in one of its final flights

Vulcan's Duxford Flight Past

Vulcan's Duxford Flight Past - Credit: Archant

One of Britain’s greatest feats of engineering took flight over IWM Duxford this weekend.

Vulcan's Duxford Flight Past

Vulcan's Duxford Flight Past - Credit: Archant

The Vulcan XH558 flew a two-day V-Force Tour of the UK on Saturday and Sunday (June 27-28), which will pay tribute to the RAF Bomber Command Main Force, which served the nation as nuclear strikers between the 1950s and 1960s.

From the V-Force, Vulcan is the only aircraft still flight-worthy, with her sisters, Victor and Valiant, having been hangar-bound since their retirement more than 20 years ago.

The Vulcan flew over the 17 locations where the other V-Force aircraft now reside and was watched by a large crowd at IWM Duxford yesterday (Sunday) as it performed two flypasts before heading to Southend Airport.Dr Robert Pleming, chief executive of Vulcan to the Sky Trust said: “We are enormously thankful to the loyal supporters of XH558 and inspired by the growing number of people of all generations who are enthused by this legendary piece of British engineering.”

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