Ah, hello, Yes, Royal Air Force:- Duck Squadron, Wing Commander Huey here..
Sorry about the picture you caught us on a mess break there, just refuelling after a busy day with our new recruit Little Leon.
He's been very busy helping us at the airshow at Southport, it was a very special day as we were saying goodbye to one of our longest servants, the Vulcan. ( No, not the ones of Star Trek, the plane type, no pointy ears here!) . There were huge crowds, we were glad we sortied the area and came up the day before, We Joined the masses and found a great spot to review the days proceedings atop a grassy knoll (Dallas?.. err no).
So we broke out some supplies and relaxed in the Sun.
There were lots of things to see and do, but there was only ever going to be one start of the show today, and as this would be the last time ever that the Vulcan would fly in formation with her "Praetorian guard" the fabulous Red Arrows it was extra special. So at around 14.00hrs they could be seen on the horizon approaching
Firing up the Smoke
Then she was here..
One pass in formation
And they were gone, A fantastic salute to the last of the V Bombers. Now although the flypast with the Red Arrows was done the old Warbird (No, not mummy) came round to give us a fantastic display.
She really is a majestic old bird (no, not mummy, stop saying that, you'll get me in trouble, although that old bird does have a fine chassis as well). If you are too young to know the history of the Vulcan and what it has done for our country, go look it up or ask your grandparents, they'll know.
After all the excitement it was time for Forty Winks, Just thought I'd do a bit of bombing (Photobombing that is!)
Little Leon has had a fabulous time, seen a bit of history and is now worn out, but we found time to have a Celebratory Tequila or two..
So We'll sign off with a fitting note, the motoo of the Vucans former employer the RAF.. Per ardua ad astra, which could just as equally apply to Little Leon.
More adventures soon.....