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13th Sep 2009, 21:28
Doees anyone happen to know if the Vulcan and Spitfire were ever photographed in formation together, before the Vulcan retired from service?

13th Sep 2009, 22:07
If so the shot will be just as rare as those of the 3 Vs together taken as we launched them out of Boscombe Down for some Battle of Britain fly pasts 1957.

13th Sep 2009, 22:57
558 flew in formation with a Spitfire today for a photo shoot.

A A Gruntpuddock
14th Sep 2009, 10:54
Seen on Flickr (search for 'Vulcan Spitfire' if the link doesn't work)

Vulcan and Spitfire over Finningley on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikejackson/1393544679/)

20th Sep 2009, 09:28
558 flew in formation with a Spitfire today for a photo shoot.

It's featured in the Mail on Sunday:

Wingtip to wingtip, two legendary warriors of the air reach for the sky | Mail Online (http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1214771/Wingtip-wingtip-legendary-warriors-air-reach-sky.html)

Senior Pilot
20th Sep 2009, 11:10
The Mail photo:


Tim McLelland
20th Sep 2009, 14:29
Nice, but the old shot mentioned above over Finningley is much nicer! A "real" in-service Vulcan over an operational Vulcan base... ahh sheer nostalgia!

Spewing Stew
20th Sep 2009, 18:52
Cracking Feature, well done to all concerned...............

Ridge Runner
20th Sep 2009, 21:20
Yes, Tim McL, but still better than no Vulcan & Spit at all...... Grateful for small... etc... etc..... Thanks SP for posting. RR