The last airworthy Vulcan bomber has been touring the UK with a series of flypasts to mark its final year of flight. Designed & built at Woodford Aerodrome, in Chester Road, Stockport, for the R.A.F. The XH558 has flown over areas where the aircraft are displayed, such as Barton and Woodford. Making its maiden flight in 1952, the Vulcan acted as a deterrent during the Cold War. They were also used in combat during the Falklands War. The last remaining model originally arrived at RAF Waddington in 1960 and was the last to leave RAF service in 1993.