Vulcan XM594 Log Books – the search goes on!


21 March 2023
For more than 20 years Newark Air Museum (NAM) has hosted an ongoing social history project to record the history of its Avro Vulcan, XM594.

The aircraft flew over 1,400 sorties; spread over 5,300 hours of flying; during 20 years of service with the RAF. So far over 100 former aircrew members have freely given NAM access to their Log Books, this has allowed NAM to record details on around 700 of the sorties.
In the lead up to the 60th Anniversary of XM594 entering operational RAF squadron service with the RAF Scampton Vulcan Wing in September 1963, the museum is aiming to expand on this total. Ideally NAM would like dates of sorties; crew member details etc., in time for the event on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, 2023.
To gather as wide a picture as possible of XM594’s service life NAM is particularly keen to record specific anecdotes, memories and, or stories to accompany these Log Book entries. Any in-service pictures would also be appreciated.
So if you flew in this Vulcan, or know of somebody who did, then please contact the museum so that, with your agreement, NAM can obtain copies of the information, for inclusion in the Newark Air Museum Archive.
Details can be sent via email to [email protected] and NAM will pass on the details to Bill O’Sullivan who is cataloguing this information.



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