Queen of the Skies says farewell to Marham

Vulcan bomber over Kings Lynn last Sunday afternoon. Photo taken from top of Terrington St. Clement church tower with College of West Anglia and St. Nicolas Chapel in background. MLNF15PB06333 ANL-150630-174600001
Vulcan bomber over Kings Lynn last Sunday afternoon. Photo taken from top of Terrington St. Clement church tower with College of West Anglia and St. Nicolas Chapel in background. MLNF15PB06333 ANL-150630-174600001
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On Sunday, this part of the world was treated to a stirring sight as the last remaining airworthy Vulcan bomber flew over West Norfolk.

Vulcan XH558 had come down from its base in the north for a final time as it is due to be grounded at the end of the year.

the vulcan bomber passes over the river near the west lynn bridge. sunday 3pm . martin bridges ANL-150630-174143001

the vulcan bomber passes over the river near the west lynn bridge. sunday 3pm . martin bridges ANL-150630-174143001

Among the airfields it was saying goodbye to was RAF Marham.

It also took in IWM Duxford and Norwich airport.

The V-Force Tour was Vulcan XH558’s farewell to the 17 locations where V-Force aircraft (Victor, Valiant and Vulcan) now reside.

The Vulcan will make its last flyover in September before retirement.

The Lynn News was deluged with tweets and pictures of the plane in flight, all expressing delight at seeing it but sadness that this may be the last time.