FALKLANDS WAR 40TH ANNIVERSARY: VULCAN AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

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Learn about the role of the Vulcan in the Falklands War, with talks, tours and displays to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conflict.

On 2 April 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. The conflict lasted 74 days in total, including the long-range Black Buck air attacks on the airport near the capital, Port Stanley, and air defence radars in the area.

The Vulcan aircraft on display at East Fortune, serial number XM597, took part in Black Buck missions 5 and 6, attacking Argentinian radar defences. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conflict, some of the crew members and personnel involved in Operation Black Buck are visiting the museum to share their stories in a series of talks and tours.

In the Concorde Hangar, visitors will also be able to see a small photography display and some of Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum’s Airborne Forces Collection, and younger visitors will have the chance to make a paper Vulcan underneath Concorde.