Avro Vulcan and the Cold War

Event Details

An illustrated talk by Richard Clarkson, secretary of the Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT)

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:00

Venue Name: 

Jaywick Martello Tower

Venue Address: 

The Promenade

Belsize Avenue

Jaywick Sands

CO152LF

Contact Name: 

Jaywick Martello Tower

Contact Details: 

01255 822783

Cost: 

£2.00 per person, includes complimentary refreshments.

Wheelchair Access: 

No

Induction Loop: 

No
Vulcan

An illustrated talk by Richard Clarkson, Secretary of the Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) covering the design and development of the famous delta-wing bomber, as well as its role as part of the UK's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War from the 1950's to the 1970s. The talk also covers the Vulcan's operational swansong in the Falklands conflict in 1982. Richard also describes the VRT's work preserving Avro Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport. The Trust, a registered charity, maintains XL426 as a live ground running aircraft capable of moving under its own power.

Everyone welcome.

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