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Vulcan, Aeroplanes, history

"It's a Vulcan, Jim, but it's not Spock!"

by Adrian Tribe

Rochester — This is Vulcan XH558, flying over Cliffe, near Rochester, Kent a couple of weekends ago, on one of its final flights before being permanently grounded. This is the only airworthy Vulcan left, so this really marks the end of an era. A magnificent aircraft, one of the three “V Bombers” used in the Cold War (the other two being the Valiant and the Victor) as the UK’s strategic nuclear strike force,...

Aeroplanes, history

9, 3, 2

by Adrian Tribe

Westerham — That’s the 9 Hawk jets of the Red Arrows, and 3 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Aeroplanes, history

Red, white and blue

by Adrian Tribe

Westerham — The world-famous Red Arrows (or the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, to use their official title) are just starting their 50th year of displays, and my son and I got to see them the other week at the B...

Aeroplanes, history

As British as Fish & Chips and cups of tea?

by Adrian Tribe

Westerham — A Mk IX Spitfire. A symbol of national pride, for very good reason. What more is there to say?! Except that as a bonus you get a Red Arrow in the background! :-)

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