In Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia
These fascinating photographs from Imperial War Museum archives were assembled in full colour by historian Ian Proctor, and chronicle the history of the RAF after the Second World War.
On this day..... At the end of April 1982, three of Waddington's Vulcans had deployed to Ascension Island and on 1st May, a single Vulcan (supported by 13 Victor tankers) attacked the Argentinian held airfield at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Just one bomb hit carried by XM607 hit the runway, but the strategic effects were huge - the Argentinian air forces immediately re-deployed its defensive fighter force to the Argentinian mainland to defend its airfields there, thereby…
Neil Cottle was the co-pilot of Hercules XV217 on 19 Sep 1991 and took these photos, of Avro Vulcan XH558 in formation with what looks like Handley Page Victor XL164. XL164’s nose section still survives today at Bournemouth Aviation Museum.
Instagram post by Royal Air Force • Dec 29, 2015 at 11:15pm UTC
2,708 Likes, 23 Comments - Royal Air Force (@royalairforceuk) on Instagram: “Final flight with the Vulcan at Southport Airshow. Image: Cpl Steve Buckley #yearinreview…”