This weekend is v for Victory - and v for Vulcan
Take cover! What a powerful photograph this is of mere mortals in the shadow of the mighty Vulcan bomber.
Whatever your view of this aircraft, be it engineering triumph and Cold War warrior or cash-hungry financial black hole, the unmistakable shape of this giant moth-like leviathan is instantly recognisable as a landmark of British aviation.
Visitors to the Victory Show, at Foxlands Farm, Cosby, this Sunday, September 9, will be able to see the awe-inspiring XH558 – the world's last flying Vulcan – weather pending, of course.
This is the first time in three years that the Vulcan has returned to the Victory Show.
In previous years, she has attracted large crowds with the howl of her four Olympus jet engines and the sight of her iconic delta wings climbing almost vertically into the sky.
The Vulcan's appearance is particularly fitting this year as it marks two related anniversaries – the 60th anniversary of the first flight by a Vulcan and the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, in which Vulcan bombers operated.
I've been to most of the Victory Shows since their inception in 2005 and thoroughly recommend it as a great day out for all the family.
Running all weekend, there is plenty to see on the 100-acre site: over 50 authentic Second World War re-enactment displays, over 200 military vehicles, plus tank rides, 1940s music and dancing, vintage farm machinery, miniature steam train rides, model aircraft and a model boating lake.
And as if that is not enough, there is a breath-taking air show featuring two Spitfires, a Hurricane, three P-51 Mustangs, two P-40 Warhawks, a C-47 Dakota plus other classic, iconic aircraft.
The show also supports Loros, Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion, so all the more reason to enjoy it!
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