The inside story of the Falklands War Vulcan raids

Group Captain (ret) Alastair ‘Monty’ Montgomery, detachment commander on the Ascension Islands for the Vulcan raids during the Falklands conflict, provides a retrospective look at the type’s role in the campaign

The Falklands War is further away from us now than World War Two was in 1982. Since then, the technology of air warfare has changed dramatically. In fact, the Vulcan missions in ‘82 undoubtedly had a more direct lineage to those flown by Lancaster, Stirling and Halifax crews in 1945 than to the stand-off and unseen attacks flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF) today.

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