The last airworthy Vulcan bomber that triumphantly returned to the airshow scene in 2008 has taken to the sky in what could be its final flight.
Vulcan XH558, one of the last truly great all-British aircraft, gained its wings again after a mammoth restoration effort funded by public donations and Heritage Lottery.
But the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which operates the aircraft, needs to raise £400,000 by the end of October for XH558 to continue to thrill airshow crowds across Britain.
The Vulcan’s latest flight, which could be its last, saw it take off from Coventry airport for an airshow appearance in aid of Help for Heroes.
Squadron Leader Martin Withers, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his Vulcan mission during the Falklands War in 1982, strongly advocates the aircraft’s educational role. He said:
The Vulcan is the most powerful symbol of a remarkable period in British history that we must never forget.
We at the Dust wish XH558 and her team the best of luck.