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Although these are designed to kill people and destroy as much as possible, the Vulcan is an impressive sight and sound

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yes an amazing sight and sound. 558 is kept at Doncaster airport in, I think, the same hangar as when she was 'operational', a familiar sight to me in 1963-64.

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Not sure John, don't think Finningley was a Vulcan base. You can see why we used call her the 'Tin Triangle'

oh it was a Vulcan base all right, perhaps not what may mean in being a QRA base? It was a training base, also with Victors, and I'm not sure it may have had Valiants as well. Once a month the instructors took over the QRA(Quick Reaction Alert) from Waddington over the weekend. I spent from June 63 to february 64 so got used to watching practice alerts and the large mounds dotted around the station were nuclear bomb dumps. If you search for info on Google you can get all that data. I have more than once on here gone into detail about watching 3 do tail take offs one Sunday, then climb vertically, 12 engines flat out, the noise was utterly mind blowing, gawd knows what it must have sounded like in the village under the take off path.

John

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