We were treated to a flypast by the last remaining Vulcan bomber this week
Vulcan XH558 flew over RAF Wittering and Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore on Thursday as part of a salute to those who served during the Cold War. The plane also passed over the nine other stations where Britain’s nuclear deterrent, known as V-Force, was stationed, including RAF Wittering.
Vulcan to the Sky Trust Dr Robert Pleming said: “Because there were no great battles, we often forget the bravery of those who fought in the Cold War.“This is a period of remarkable tension, courage and technical innovation that shaped our lives over four decades. At its peak, our airmen were ready to fly east with just 90 seconds notice, knowing there may be no United Kingdom to fly home to.