The RAF pilot who flew the only Vulcan bomber air raid has spoken of what it means to him to take the aircraft to the skies at the nearest airshow to its Doncaster home.
Pilot Martin Withers flew on the famous Black Buck raid in 1982 which saw him fly the jet thousands of miles to the South Atlantic to bomb Port Stanley Airport during the Falklands Conflict. This weekend he crewed the aircraft at the RAF Waddington air show, the closest display it has to Doncaster.
He said he taking the jet off there was a return to ‘bomber country’ where he himself was based.
Doncaster’s former RAF Finningley airbase, now Robin Hood Airport, was an operational bomber base in the 1960s. The aircraft is now based at Robin Hood Airport.