Posted: Sat 29th Aug 2015

Updated: Mon 1st Feb

Vulcan Bomber Passes Over Wrexham in Final Welsh Flight

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015

An iconic Vulcan Bomber was spotted over the skies of Wrexham this afternoon as the plane made its final journey across the skies of North Wales. 

In what was the plane’s final flight over Wales the iconic Avro Vulcan XH558 passed over Wrexham as part of its journey back from the Rhyl Airshow.

Known as the ‘Spirit of Britain’ served the Royal Air Force throughout the Cold War. The plane was restored to its original glory back in 2007 – however in May 2015 it was announced that the plan would retire in September 2015.

The decision came as a result of the three companies who assist the project with technical expertise announcing they were ending their support.



Today’s appearance at the Rhyl Airshow is to be among one of the last for the bomber plane.

The iconic plane was spotted passing over Wrexham shortly after 4:40pm this afternoon – however it would seem those who live in the Holt area got the best view of the Vulcan bomber.

We’ve also been sent this great video of the Vulcan passing over by @steviesvlogs

*Thanks to Linzi for sending us the image featured above!

Our route map from earlier:



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