In de vroege tachtiger jaren was Coningsby de eerste RAF basis waar gewapende betonshelters werden gebouwd. Absolutely amazed at the detail and accuracy of Jim Rutland's report "Crash of Vulcan XM610 over County Durham"on your Website. I was threatened with Courts Martial for notifying the news media of the true facts and was then silenced by the issue of a 50 year Security D notice, disallowing all mention of the crash. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from RAF Coningsby.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! By great skill a crash was averted the first time but the aircraft still shed a number of wheels and was recovered to Waddington. Roe and Company designed the Vulcan in response to Specification B.35/46.Of the three V bombers produced, the Vulcan was considered the most technically advanced and hence the riskiest option. was Sqn Ldr. The year was probably in the early 1960s. Refusal of which in any other circumstance would have meant a Court Martial. in 1964-65, raf Valley, watched the vulcan B2. Print and other products are available at the best prices online. Accident. Then taking off for Uk, followed by the devastating news of the fatal crash at Heathrow. XM610 January 8, 1971 Wingate. He even refused to accept that my evidence regarding the three diversion orders I transmitted were relevant evidence, or that this information was withheld from the Court of enquiry. Although we did not contribute to the escape of the 3 rear crew members,we did meet them the following day when the whole crew paid us a visit with a few beers and their thanks for successful ejections of the pilot and co pilot. I feel the dead men�s relatives should know the truth. Sqn Ldr James George Woodgate Stroud aged 29 [navigator] At about 1300 a further Class A diversion order was transmitted and again it was received, acknowledged and ignored. Dear Readers I was then threatened with a Court Martial and a 50 year Security D notice was issued which disallowed any reporting of the true facts. Three servicemen who were in an ambulance were also injured by debris from the crash. I, as the senior NCO i/c of the Signals Centre staff at Bomber Command H.Q High Wycombe was ordered to send a Class A diversion order to Squadron Leader Howard, this was acknowledged by the Vulcan�s electronics officer Sqdn Ldr Gamble but the aircraft made no attempt to divert. Re: vulcan accident -- John Cooper, 29/02/04 12:15:17 Vulcan Crash Fred D. (not verified) - 18 Apr 2016 - 17:52 I was a pilot with VR51 at the time and was returning to NAS Glenview in a C-118B the next day and well remember flying over the still smoking crash site, just prior to landing. Re: vulcan accident -- Ray stewart., 27/08/12 20:57:06 Hi Terry just found your post whilst looking for an incident that my dad spoke of. It was then selected as the future base for the TSR.2 which was cancelled by the government. The message is - Make sure you are properly registered with your Local MP or he has No Interest in you whatever. On 7 October 1964, Vulcan B.2 XM601 crashed during overshoot from an asymmetric power practice approach at Coningsby. Our email is available through this portal as well, so please feel free to contact us. Re: 'Valiant' mid air explosion, RAF Wyton, 1959/60? Tel 0843 207 6756 chargeable as a local UK call or on Skype. Ground fire XM604 January 30, 1968 Cottesmore. A further change occurred when three squadrons of Vulcan bombers were based at the Station as part of the V Bomber Force from 1962 to 1964. I outline the full truth regarding the Vulcan crash in my autobiography, The Hidden Truth. The book mentioned above lists all Vulcans produced and how they were disposed of. [> [> The names of those tragically killed were: I was so incensed that I phoned the newspapers. Mr Sebastian Cox does not report the truth, he prefers his story. She first flew in the all white anti-flash paint scheme used for the high altitude role that the Vulcan was originally designed for. I saw the aircraft as it flew over China Bay en- route to Negombo.Air Marshall Sir Harry Broadhurst was C-in-C Bomber command and the Capt. RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Stations which protect UK airspace (RAF Lossiemouth is the other). My evidence was withheld. Please be respectful. I thought he said there were 2 planes involved with no civilian casualties but there were possibly over 10 RAF fatalities. Additionally, Squadron Leader Howard, the official pilot had no experience of carrying out a GCA (ground control approach) landing in a Vulcan The Vulcan went into a dive with the starboard wing on fire and struck the ground. The Vulcan crash with Harry Broadhurst on board was in late summer/autumn 1956. I always thought historians were like archaeologists who dig deep for the true facts behind ancient myths. <3 Heart These three squadrons remained based at RAF Coningsby until they dispersed to new premises at RAF Cottesmore during November 1964. We will visit shortly and confirm. Not a job I would care to do again.!! Purchase RAF Coningsby at Squadron Prints. Re: XA 897 Vulcant -- Iain Henderson, 23/09/16 12:10:02 11/05/1964: XH535 : Vulcan B2: ... Control was lost during the climb out from a night asymmetric overshoot at Coningsby, Lincs. I was at Marham in 1963 and I have a clear memory of AM Broadhurst crashing at Heathrow in 2nd quarter just before I was demobilized. I have the basic details of the aircrew involved in the 1956 Heathrow crash including the ejection of AVM Broadhurst and the pilot but the only references on ASN and other sites to the four crew members killed give no names. He was being checked by the Squadron Commander, who was unfamiliar with the aircraft. In 1957 I was still at school and not too interested. Now approaching 93 I won’t stop confirming the truth, my memory stays very clear. VideoAre Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? Three occupants of a controllers' caravan were killed by debris, all four of the Vulcan crew were also killed. The Canberra departed in 1961 and in 1962 Coningsby became home to 3 squadrons of the Vulcan bomber force (9 Sqn, 12 Sqn and 35 Sqn) until 1964. Destroyed in crash on approach to Coningsby October 1964. Signals Centre, High Wycombe was ordered to send a Class A diversion order to the Captain, Squadron Leader D.R.Howard, which was acknowledged by the Vulcan�s electronics officer Sqdn Ldr Gamble but the aircraft made no attempt to divert. In November 1964 the airfield was closed. The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963) is a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. "leaf" & crash in a village called Rosneiger, [all crew got out ok] think port side engine [one of the two that is] blew & left gaping hole underside, seen by the naked eye, no fire apparent from the ground as I recall. I was stationed at Amberly Queensland and stood in for a mate on guard duty who wanted to go on a hot date with his girlfriend, paid me three quid. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Founder of the Memorial 'Mob', [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] The Wingate, County Durham, incident involved XM610 and occured on the 8th Jan 1971. Re: vulcan accident -- Terry 'O', 30/10/05 4:26:53 There is an exhibit area dedicated to this sad occasion at the Zabbar Sanctuary Museum and is well worth a visit if you are in Malta. I am Maurice Hamlin- ex Wop/AG signaller, I was the official wireless operator on duty at HQ who ha three time been in direct contact with Sqdn/Ldr Gamble up to minutes before the crash. The plane recovered (thank God) but was to carry out the fateful landing at LAP some days later. When my Autobiography describing the truth was published in 2014 and I notified the Government and relevant RAF sources the only repercussion was from Mr Sebastian Cox who berated the honesty of my book by stating that only he knew the true facts relating to the crash. [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] Vulcan Bomber XH536 Mk 2, crashed 11th February 1966 at Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Heol Senni This document is to record a discussion between my father Mr M R Morgan, M.E., and Mr Gwilym Price regarding the Vulcan crash. Vulcan XM601 crashed, killing all on board, while coming into land at RAF Coningsby on 7 October 1964. [> [> Vulcan B.2: XM601: No.9 Sqn: Coningsby: Control was lost during the climb out from a night asymmetric overshoot. However, my description of what factually occurred can be corroborated by one of the radio operators (also an aircrew Sergeant Signaler on a rest tour at the time) who was on duty and sent two of the diversion messages. Refusal in any other circumstances would have meant a court martial. During 1963 RAF Coningsby was awarded the freedom of the Borough of Boston, the famous "Stump" being only ten miles away and a well known landmark. Oct 5, 2017 - Explore John Riseborough's board "AVRO VULCAN", followed by 264 people on Pinterest. The year was 1955 or 1956 but could have been January 1957. Destroyed in crash on approach to Coningsby October 1964. Again Mr Cox refuses to record the truth outlined in my book; even though when the AOC Coastal Command reread the official crash report which blamed my crew, he emphatically disagreed with the courts findings and changed the records. Cheers for now, Terry 'O', [ Post a Reply to This Message ][ Edit | View ] The only Vulcan crash I know of was as follows- Re: vulcan accident 1956 -- Maurice Hamlin, 10/09/17 18:18:58 Re: vulcan accident -- Maurice Hamlin, 14/11/14 16:41:59 Maurice R Hamlin. AVM Broadhurst's determination to attend the massive international media reception awaiting to congratulate him, whatever the cost. XM610 was the aircraft, I was at Waddo when it occurred. I was on the Gnat training sqdn. 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