It has been 8 years since XH558 was brought back to airworthiness and now the last flying Vulcan has made its ‘Farewell To Flight” tour across the United Kingdom. After 55 years of helping to make aviation history Avro Vulcan XH558 made her last flight on the 28ᵗʰ October 2015.To celebrate and commemorate this historical ‘Farewell Tour’ the Forces Philatelic Bureau in conjunction with the Vulcan To The Sky Trust has produced a special ‘Farewell to Flight 2015’ official commemorative cover.
This visually stunning cover shows XH558 in its delivery anti-flash white and final flight camouflage colours. The unique ‘smiler’ postage stamp that bears an image of Vulcan XH558 will be cancelled by the specially made BFPS serial numbered 3189 handstamp. Each cover is presented in a cellophane sleeve along with an information insert creating a high quality souvenir of the last flights of the Vulcan.
These covers were placed in the bomb-aimers blister of XH558 and flown on the very last flight 28th October 2015.
They are are also available by mail order by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie Fife KY9 1AX.