Operation Black Buck


A range of items recognising the Vulcan and Victor aircraft types and people that piloted them in the Falkland Islands campaign.

Featuring the Vulcan 607 book by Rowland White, which tells "the epic story of the most remarkable British air attack since the Second World War" detailing the role of XM607 and our very own pilot, Martin Withers, who Captained XM607 during the raids. These raids were better known by their operational name of ‘Black Buck’.

Also featuring Contact! by Bob Tuxford, who played a vital role in piloting the Victor tanker, XL189, that refueled Martin's Vulcan.

Martin Withers had never been airborne in a Vulcan carrying less fuel than he was as 607 closed in on the final refuelling rendezvous. He described his first glimpse of the Victor tanker as "the most beautiful sight in the world".