Keeping the Vulcan ‘howl’ alive… but how do you do it?

Jamie Ewan dropped in on the Vulcan Restoration Trust to get an update on Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426, now that the revered jet is in anew hangar at London’s Southend Airport

“Nothing is simple, light or quiet on a Vulcan!” is the sentiment echoing around Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport as I head through the door with Richard Clarkson, secretary of the Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT). Richard points to XL426 with a smile. Following his gaze towards the immense lines of Avro’s ‘Big Delta’ he proudly states: “That is the reason we do what we do…”

The cavernous structure of Hangar 6 is evident in this view of XL462. Note the remnants of EasyJet orange!
The cavernous structure of Hangar 6 is evident in this view of XL426. Note the remnants of EasyJet orange! KEY-JAMIE EWAN


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