CROWDS gathered as a former RAF bomber completed a high-power engine run.

The Avro Vulcan was out and about the airport yesterday evening as it completed its annual taxi run.

The London Southend Airport did a special broadcast of the event live on their social media, where they even took viewers underneath the aircraft while commencing the engine start procedure.

It is a unique event which commemorated the role played by the Vulcan in the Falklands conflict.

This was also the first time the Vulcan taxi could be seen at twilight.


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Those who managed to get tickets to the event, were also able to have Hugh Prior the AEO on Black Buck 1 do a special talk and Q&A.