The Mayor of Southend-on-Sea, Derek Jarvis, and Mayoress Valerie Jarvis together with other Southend Council dignitaries visited XL426 on 2 April.
They spent time viewing the iconic bomber and toured the Trust's workshops, where a replacement engine is in the final stages of being readied to be installed in the Vulcan.
The engine change is part of an extensive winter programme on the Vulcan and its ground equipment in readiness for the the Trust's 2019 events.
Mayor Jarvis and his collegaues were also shown inside the Vulcan's cockpit and sat in the pilot's and co-pilot's seats.
Text: Peter Archer
Photo: Andy Wagstaff