After flying Canberras, Lincolns and Lancasters 50 squadron disbanded in 1959. It reformed in 1961 and was equipped with the earlier Vulcan B1 specification aircraft. It was the first Waddington wing to receive the Vulcan B2 during the Autumn of 1965. The Falklands Conflict extended the operating life of the Vulcan, but sadly the last Vulcan was flown by the RAF on the 31st of March 1984. 50 squadron had the honour of being the last Vulcan operational unit in the Royal Air Force.