THE only operating Avro Vulcan bomber in the world spent 15 minutes flying over the seafront yesterday afternoon (Saturday).
XH558 flew down from its base at Robin Hood airport in Doncaster to wow the crowds here.
The last time a Vulcan visited Hastings was believed to be in 1983.
The ‘mother of concord’ as she was also known, requires wing modifications to continue flying past this summer.
The work will cost £200,000 and a service will cost another £200,000.
See this week’s Observer for full coverage.