Welcome to the Vulcan Restoration Trust Website

Welcome to the website of the Vulcan Restoration Trust, preserving Vulcan XL426 in ground-running condition at London Southend Airport. This relaunched website is in the process of being built so please check back regularly for new content.

VRT Annual General Meeting - New Guest Speaker!

We are delighted to welcome at very short notice Roger Smith from Stow Maries Aerodrome as our guest speaker at the VRT AGM this Saturday, 12th April. Replacing Tony Blackman who has been taken ill, Roger will talk about why Stow Maries came into existence; some of the operations it was involved with and the personalities stationed there, followed by what is there now and what they are trying to do with the site for the future. We look forward to welcoming Roger and we wish Tony a speedy recovery. All other details of the afternoon remain as before.

Visit The Vulcan Days 2014

We will be holding four Visit the Vulcan Days in 2014, the first taking place on Sunday 27 April.

The other dates are: 15 June (Fathers’ Day), 24 August and 21 September.

Our Visit the Vulcan Days are extremely popular with enthusiasts and the general public alike. Members of the VRT Team will be on hand to give guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and for an additional fee visitors can climb inside the aircraft’s cramped cockpit.

Gates open at 10.00 a.m. on each day with last admission at 4.00 p.m.

Membership delays

We apologise to those of you who have bought memberships or sent in your renewals but our Membership Secretary, Steve Barnes has been incapacitated by a trapped nerve in his neck which has not only prevented him from sitting at a computer (rather necessary for the job) but has seen him horizontal most of the time. He is however feeling better and will be processing the backlog this week. We apologise for the interruption to the service and thank you for your patience while we resolve it.

Winners of the 2013 Prize Draw

VRT Prize Draw Promoter Graham Cash reports on another successful fund-raiser:

Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 12:00

Our Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet will take place this year on Saturday 7 December at the usual venue, Hawkwell Village Hall, Essex SS5 4EH.

Visit the Vulcan Day

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:00

A chance to visit XL426 at Southend Airport. Guided tours under the aircraft and cockpit visits (subject to availability). Entrance is £2.50 (kids free) and cockpit visits are an additional charge of £2.50 per person.

Your last chance to visit XL426 in 2013

The next VtV day is on 29th September

Visit the Vulcan Days are a great opportunity for the public to get up close with XL426 (Phil Whalley)
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