Chairman and Vice Chairman Visit Vulcan XL426 in her new home!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017



The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rochford District Council attended an open day to visit the spectacular Vulcan XL426 at its new home inside Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport.

Organised by the volunteers of the Vulcan Restoration Trust, the open day was a rare chance to receive a guided tour of the Vulcan, with many visitors taking up the unique opportunity to climb inside her cockpit. Visitors were also treated to a variety of displays including Buccaneer, Jaguar and Hunter aircraft cockpit nose sections, a Green Goddess fire engine, Essex Fire Fighting Museum fire engine, London Southend Airport fire engine, 'Cold War' military vehicles displays, classic 1960s and ‘70s cars, plus a special fly past from the iconic Spitfire plane.

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Mrs Lesley Butcher, said: “Thank you to the Vulcan Restoration Trust for inviting me to attend the open day. It was a fascinating facility to visit, with so many interesting displays to view. Huge credit to the volunteers who worked so hard to prepare the hangar ready for the Vulcan’s move. I understand that the Trust relies purely on membership fees and donations to maintain the hangar, therefore I urge people to support this local facility and pay a visit next time the Trust opens its doors!”. 

Peter Rainey from the Vulcan Restoration Trust said: “We were honoured to have the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rochford District Council at our event today. 

“Now we are in our new premises in the Rochford District it is very important to the trust that we maintain a good relationship with them, we are very proud of the work we are doing to restore XL426 and are very humbled that the council dignitaries would take time in their busy schedule to come and support what we are doing”.