Vulcan XH558 Escorted by the Red Arrows

Tony Steel

Dawlish, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

The Red Arrows Display Team escort the Avro Vulcan at the Dawlish Airshow in 2009.
The Vulcan has gracefully-curved leading edges added to its 34-metre delta wingspan, making a beautiful, instantly-recognisable design. From 1957 to 1969, during the dark days of the Cold War, the Avro Vulcan bomber was the main British contribution to the NATO strategic nuclear deterrent. After an RAF career of 33 years, Vulcan XH558, was the last Vulcan to leave RAF service. Now fully restored, she is the last flying Avro Vulcan.
The Red Arrows is the Royal Air Force (RAF) aerobatic display team. Since the Team was officially formed in 1965, the Red Arrows have completed over 4,000 displays in 53 countries.
Photo taken at the Dawlish Airshow in 2009, South Devon, England

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