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Vulcan Crew Chiefs



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"Crew Chiefs do it with a Long Lead"


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The Vulcan Crew Chiefs. A little above the normal ground crew but not aircrew. Signed for the aircraft at the start of each shift and took over the engineering responsibility for the entire aircraft and tradesmen. Flew with the aircraft when it was to land away from base. Some trips could be easy and some quite difficult. At times, a lot of hard work was needed to get the aircraft back to base. A lot of the success was just knowing where to kick the "damn thing."
Most crew chiefs would say that they enjoyed their tour and I think they
would do it all over again if they had the chance



Sad to announce that, after hospital stays, the most recent with an oesophageal tumour plus pneumonia, Frank passed away at home on 21st June 2024. He leaves his beloved wife Joan, son Dougie and the wider family.
Funeral Details as follows:
Date & time - 9th July @ 4PM
Place - Oakfield Gardens Crematorium
Fordfield Road, Steppingley, Bedfordshire
MK45 1AD
Family flowers only please.
Donations to: Heart, Cancer, blind veterans, RNLI, Vulcan, Scotty's little soldiers, RBL
VCCR members planning to attend please advise me so I can advise Dougie accordingly

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