Spotted on the Web more click here... Interesting photos seen on the web or emailed to us
Vulcan bomber The world’s last airworthy Vulcan bomber has been saved at the eleventh hour thanks to an anonymous donation of more than £400,000.
The future was looking bleak for the iconic aircraft, based at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire and owned by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust charity, before the surprise gift.
The trust’s Dr Robert Pleming said: “There’s a massive sigh of relief from all who love this brilliant aircraft.”
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust, based at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire where the Vulcan was restored, launched an appeal earlier this year to raise £300,000 by the end of March to keep the aircraft flying.
Staff had been put on a month’s notice at the beginning of February amid fears the project could be terminated, grounding Vulcan XH558 permanently in a bitter blow to all involved as well as fans.
Dr Pleming said that the donor wishes to remain anonymous. http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/02/27/legendary-british-aircraft-saved-by-anonymous-donation
In foreground is a VX707 proto for the Vulcan bomber. The prototype was one third of actual size. Hasting of 36 Sqdn in background.
Handley Page H.P.67 Hastings Sqdn 36 landing at RAF Colerne