Bruntingthorpe’s Cold War Jets will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict with an open day at the Leicestershire airfield.
Bruntingthorpe’s collection of aircraft, which were in action during the Cold War, will be on display at the event.
Aircrew who took part in the famous ‘Operation Black Buck’ missions will take part, including the Captain of the Vulcan, Martin Withers, who flew the first bombing mission to the Falkland Islands in May 1982 and Victor Captain Bob Tuxford.
– David Walton, Organiser.
It will be a very special occasion for us to have the opportunity to acknowledge the bravery and dedication of these men.
One of the Victor aircrafts, which took part in these missions, will be carrying out a ‘fast taxi’ run as part of the show. She will be operated by the crew who flew her in the South Atlantic to support the ‘Black Buck’ missions.
The day will feature high-speed runs by the other resident aircraft including the Nimrod, which played an important role in the Falklands Conflict.