Vulcan XL426 – statement regarding move from Hangar 6

Two weeks ago the Vulcan Restoration Trust and StobartGroup announced that it might be necessary for Vulcan XL426 to relocate from Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport.

2017 Prize Draw Winners Announced

The winning tickets in the Vulcan Restoration Trust's 2017 Prize Draw were drawn by Kevin 'Taff' Stone at the Trust's Christmas Enthusiasts' Event & Buffet at Hawkwell Village Hall, Essex, on Saturday 2 December.

Vulcan Restoration Trust – statement regarding possible move from Hangar 6

The Trustees of the Vulcan Restoration Trust have issued the following statement:

The hangar fire on 16 August at London Southend Airport has meant the airport’s owner, StobartGroup, is having to look at a number of options for relocating businesses on the site.

One of the options being considered would involve moving Vulcan XL426 from its home in Hangar 6 to another site on the airport.

Visit the Vulcan Days 2018

Sunday, 22 April, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, 16 September, 2018 - 16:00

We will be holding four Visit the Vulcan Days at Hangar 6, London Southend Airport, in 2018.

VRT and XL426 in FlyPast

XL426 and the Vulcan Restoration Trust are the subjects of a four page feature in the September 2017 issue of FlyPast which went on sale on 1 August.

Titled “Queen of the South” the piece was penned by FlyPast Deputy Editor Steve Beebee who visited XL426 in her new home in London Southend Airport’s Hangar 6 on 5 July.

Steve interviewed the VRT’s Matt Lawrence, Andy Wagstaff, Peter Archer and Richard Clarkson for the feature, which looks both back at XL426’s time at the airport and forward to what can be achieved now the Southend Vulcan has a home indoors.

XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched


XL426 moved into Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport on Friday 26 May to begin a new life under cover after spending more than 30 years outdoors at the Essex airport.

Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport


We are very delighted to announce that Vulcan XL426 is moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport.
XL426 is relocating to the airport’s Hangar 6 for an initial five-year period.

XL426 at sunset.

Thank you to everyone who came down to visit XL426 this year.

Our next public open days will be in 2017. Please check back here and the Facebook page for details of future events.

XL426 Engine run

We are delighted to be able to show you a unique, behind the scenes, video of an engine run and systems test.

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