An important piece of XL426's heritage was given a new lease of life on when we applied a new Vulcan Display Flight badge to the crew door on Saturday 15 June.
XL426 was the RAF Vulcan Display Flight's (VDF) first aircraft and flew with the Flight from 1984 to 1986. She was the only aircraft to wear the original VDF badge which features a Vulcan flying over Lincoln Cathedral. The badge initially incorporated the Flight's first name, the Vulcan Historical Flight, before this was changed to Vulcan Display Flight midway through 1984.
When XH558 took over VDF duties in 1986, a new Flight badge, featuring the Panther's Head emblem of No.1 Group RAF, was designed and the Flight was re-named the Vulcan Display Team.