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Vulcan bomber's last flight prompts wave of nostalgia

The final flight of the UK's last airworthy Vulcan bomber has prompted a wave of nostalgia among aviation enthusiasts.

The XH558 bomber made its final flight over its base at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport on Wednesday.

The aircraft, which is maintained and operated by the Leicestershire-based charity Vulcan to the Sky Trust, is being grounded after engineering backers, including Rolls Royce, withdrew support.

The bomber, which was based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, was introduced just a few years after World War Two. The BBC's Danny Savage looks back at some archive footage.

For more watch Inside Out on BBC One East Midlands and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 19:30 on Monday 2 November and nationwide for 30 days thereafter on the iPlayer.

  • 01 Nov 2015
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