VULCANS IN VEGAS

ROBERT OWEN DESCRIBES A HASTILY ARRANGED, BUT VERY SUCCESSFUL, ‘FLAG-WAVING’ EXERCISE FOR THE VULCANS OF 617 SQUADRON...

 

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Artwork depicting a trio of 617 Squadron Vulcans over the Grand Canyon. ANTONIS KARIDIS

Convene before departure from Scampton. Left to right, crew chief technician J M Kevan, navigator plotter Flt Lt G Jukes, navigator Flt Lt R G Taylor, pilot Sqn Ldr R J Davenport, AVM G A Walker, air electronics officer R J Haslam. The two-star marking on the nose denotes that the aircraft was being used by an Air Vice Marshal. ALL KEY COLLECTION Vulcan B.1 XH498 at Goose Bay, Labrador, after its transatlantic flight from Scampton. The crews of 617 Squadron trying to keep warm in the chilly temperatures of Goose Bay before leaving for the sunnier climate of Las Vegas.

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