Bury St Edmunds: Vulcan to take to Suffolk skies on Thursday to mark 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Vulcan plane

Vulcan plane - Credit: Contributed

A nuclear bomber will be roaring over Bury St Edmunds today when the Avro Vulcan takes in Suffolk during its Cold War Tour.

The plane will be flying over air bases, passing over RAF Honington at 2.40pm, before making its way to RAF Wyton, via the skies above Bury St Edmunds to mark 25 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

The distinctive delta-wing plane is the last of its kind still flying, and is operated by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which relies on donations.

Known as the Spirit of Great Britain, the plane produces a disincentive howling sound and was operated as a long range nuclear bomber by the RAF.

The plane, built in 1960, will not be airborne for much longer due to restrictions on its jet engines.

For more information on the plane and where it will appear, go to www.vulcantothesky.org/cwt


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