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Vulcan bomber flies over Stourport
8:00am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
A VULCAN bomber flew over Stourport as it travelled across the country to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
The iconic aircraft, which is the last flying vulcan in the world, was spotted in the town’s sky on Saturday as it flew over the Stourport Swifts Football Club pitch during a match, to the awe of fans and players.
The game was stopped so people could look on as Avro Vulcan XH558 flew across the town while on its way to Bristol from RAF Cosford.
The aircraft was touring locations where people had helped to build or supply parts for it.
Shuttle reader Joe Turner, 14, a photographer for the football club, took these snaps of the aircraft as it flew past the game.
He said: “We were watching the game and we just saw a black spot in the distance. It flew over really, really low and the match was stopped to watch it go by.”
The Bewdley High School and VIth Form Centre pupil added: “I thought it was quite impressive because you would never see it again across your local club.”
Richard Clarke, spokesman for Vulcan to the Sky, a charity which owns the aircraft, explained: “It was all part of the grand tour of the country to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the vulcan.
“We wanted a grand tour of places where people had helped to build and supplied parts for it. The one people saw in [Stourport] was the world’s last flying vulcan.”
People can get further information about the aircraft at vulcantothesky.org.