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Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

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PCR1965
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Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

Post by PCR1965 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:16 am

Hello fellow enthusiasts I am after all the Vulcans that was based at RAF Scampton between 1976-1980 including stored or scrapped frames cheers all Paul

Doughnut
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Re: Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

Post by Doughnut » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 am

Hi Paul
I have a small softback book call "Vulcan - Photo Album" by Alan Todd published in 1987. Its 98 pages have black white photos of all Avro Vulcans. Each airframe has a picture and most have dates and location. Not all photos are best quality but it will provide some of the details you require. If I find time I will transcribe the Scampton details.
Paul

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Mike
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Re: Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

Post by Mike » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:31 am

Hi Paul,

I made a couple of visits to Scampton during that period and noted the following Vulcans :-

26/05/78 :-

27 Sqn
XH563
XJ782
XH534
XH558
XH560
XH537

35 Sqn
XH561
XL361
XM570
XM571
XL445

617 Sqn
XL360
XL444

OCU
XH554
XH559
XL320

Dump
XH500
XL384

19/06/79

Squadrons not noted :-

XH534
XH537
XH554
XH558
XH563
XJ780
XJ782
XJ825
XL426
XL443
XL444
XM570

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Re: Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

Post by Doughnut » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:46 am

Hi Paul, The following is copied from the previously mentioned book, unless otherwise noted all photos were taken at Scampton.

XH537 27 sqn 1978
XH554 230 OCU 26th May 1981
XH559 230 OCU 26th May 1981
XH561 35 sqn 26th May 1981
XH562 230 OCU 26th May 1981
XH563 27 sqn 1980
XH563 (multi) 18th Sept 1984
XJ782 27sqn 25th July 1981
XL317 Scampton Wing 25th July 1981
XL318 617 sqn 25th July 1981
XL360 35 sqn 1979 (St Mawgan)
XL361 27 sqn 1970 (?)
XL361 230 OCU (?)
XL386 230 OCU 1972 (Leuchars)
XL427 Scampton Wing 19th May 1967
XL443 Scampton Wing 5th July 1969 (Alconbury)
XL443 35 sqn 25th July 1981
XL445 230 OCU 20th March 1981
XL445 35 sqn 25th July 1981
XL446 35 sqn 14th July 1977 (St Mawgan)
XM574 27 sqn 1973
XM574 617 sqn 26th May 1981

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Re: Vulcans Scampton 1976-1980

Post by atech » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:21 am

From my records and failing memory, I have the following at Scampton between 1977 and 1982

I seem to recall we had 39 Vulcans on charge

Its a starting point but others will probably amend the list

XH534 XJ823 XL384 XL446
XH537 XJ824 XL386 XM569
XH558 XJ825 XL390 XL391
XM570 XH560 XL317 XL392
XM571 XH561 XL318 XL425
XM572 XH563 XL319 XL426
XM573 XJ780 XL321 XL427
XM574 XJ782 XL359 XL443
XM595 XJ783 XL360 XL444
XJ784 XL361 XL445

Regards

Atech

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