XH558, Spirit of Great Britain, the last airworthy Avro Vulcan B.Mk2, passes Beachy Head lighthouse on the way to Eastbourne air show. The famous white cliffs on the South coast of England make a stunning backdrop for this beautiful aircraft, which first entered service with the RAF in 1960. After her retirement in 1993 came years of dedicated hard work and fund raising, but in October 2007, Vulcan XH558 took to the air again.
Beachy Head lighthouse, with its distinctive red and white stripes, has stood at the foot of the 530ft white chalk cliffs since 1902, when it replaced the old Belle Tout lighthouse (1834), which can just be seen atop the cliffs in the distance.
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I have always loved painting and drawing all kinds of subjects. After winning a set of oil paints at school, this soon became my favourite medium, although I also like to paint in watercolour.
Childhood tales of my grandfather's adventures as a flight mechanic for pioneering aviator Sir Alan Cobham, and my father's involvement with the Fairey Delta project, aircraft naturally became a subject I just had to paint, and led me to join the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Other favourite subjects are scenes from the age of sail, and western scenes inspired by holidays spent on ranches in Arizona, Wyoming and Texas and touring the western states of the USA.
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