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Posted on Tuesday 9th April

The RAF Cosford Air Show has announced that the Avro Vulcan XH558 from the Vulcan to the Sky Trust will be attending the event on Sunday, 9 June.

The World's last flying example of the Vulcan proved to be a firm favourite with Air Show crowds in 2009, the only other time it has been displayed at Cosford since returning to the skies in 2007.

The Vulcan is a welcome addition to the already impressive line-up confirmed for the one-day event, including the RAF Typhoon and Tucano display teams, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the world famous RAF Red Arrows. The static display will feature a Harrier GR3 complete with aircraft hide, set up exactly as it would have been during the Cold War.

Air Show spokesman Flying Officer Sam Jewell said of the announcement:

'The RAF Cosford Air Show team is very excited about the announcement of XH558 returning to the Shropshire skies. We know from her display debut here at RAF Cosford in 2009 that the public love her appearance on their day out, so we are thrilled to be able to offer the experience again for the many thousands we are expecting.'

The V-Bomber became a symbol of British strength in the post-Second World War deterrent years, and was used to great effect during the Falklands conflict, before retiring from service in 1984.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.cosfordairshow.co.uk or telephone 0871 230 1083.

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The prototype Vulcan first flew in 1952 and the type entered service with the RAF in 1956 to become part of the famous V-bomber force. Its unique delta wing and outstanding, almost fighter-like manoeuvrability, soon made it a favourite with its crews and aviation enthusiasts. It followed in the tradition of its ancestor, the World War II Lancaster, by having an enormous payload for its size and could carry Britain's nuclear deterrent missile, Blue Steel,… Read more...

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