Goodbye to the Vulcan

Picture Toby Williams 07920841392. A Vulcan Bomber Flies past East Fortune Museum of Flight on her last flight before being decommisioned.
Picture Toby Williams 07920841392. A Vulcan Bomber Flies past East Fortune Museum of Flight on her last flight before being decommisioned.

Plane-spotters in the Borders had a treat at the weekend when the last flying Vulcan bomber embarked on a farewell tour across the region, north Northumberland and East Lothian.

The Vulcan XH558 bomber flew a circuit across northern England and Scotland on the Saturday, which included some low flying over Duns Law.

The Vulcan, which was in service for 33 years until 1993, has a top speed of 600mph.

These are among the last flights of this symbol of the Cold War, before it is grounded for use in exhibitions.

It has been estimated that the plane costs an astounding £19,000 an hour to fly.