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Pictured: Final flight of the Vulcan Bomber captured over Salford

Pictures by Nigel Eatough

Photographers and readers were looking to the sky on Saturday 27 June trying to catch a glimpse of the last ever flight of the former RAF XH558 Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber.

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The distinctive camouflage marking of the iconic delta wing plane could be seen as it flew low over Eccles on its route from the north to Barton City Airport at around 3pm.

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Flying hundreds of miles around the country, the two pilots of the long-range bomber, which was retired from military service in 1993, steered the Vulcan to 17 airports and aerodromes around the UK and Scotland in a tribute to the UK’s V-Force nuclear deterrent.

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Ex-publican Nigel Eatough, 56, took some amazing shots of the Vulcan streaking through the sky over Brookhouse playing fields in Peel Green, Eccles.

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Nigel, who lives in Peel Green, spotted the jet-engined X558 Vulcan rocketing south and captured these pictures using a Canon EOS 7D with Canon 100-300mm zoom lens.


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