From 'V-Force' to CND

How did a former Vulcan squadron commander became a leading light in the campaign against nuclear weapons?

For the late Air Cdre Alastair Mackie CBE DFC and Bar, being part of Britain’s nuclear vanguard was once a fact of daily life. As the first commanding officer of No 101 Squadron on the Avro Vulcan B1, he found himself at the forefront of that Cold War capability. The relentless training, the regular exercises, the constant state of alert — all were part and parcel of the job, waiting for the Soviet attack that never came.

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