Avro Vulcan (Coningsby / Cottesmore)

The following identifies the serial numbers of the aircraft that were on establishment of No. 35 Squadron and then available to the squadron from the Coningsby / Cottesmore Pool(s), along with details of known losses and incidents.

Information regarding the serial numbers has been obtained from the AM Form 78 (Movement Cards); however other aircraft may have been used by the squadron for specific exercises or operations:

1962196319641965196619671968
XH425x
XH426xx
XH427x
XH443 x
XH536xx
XH555x
XH556x
XH557xx
XH560xxxx
XH561x
XH562xxxxxx
XH563x
XJ780xx
XJ781xx
XJ782x
XJ783xx
XJ784x
XJ785x
XJ823xxx
XJ824xxx
XJ825xxxxxx
XL385x
XL386x
XL388x
XL390x
XL391x
XM570x
XM571xx
XM572x
XM597xxxxx
XM598xxxxx
XM599xxxxx
XM600xxxxxx
XM601x
XM602xxxxx
XM603xxxxx
XM604xxxxxx
XM605xxxxx
XM606xxxxx
XM607xxxxx
XM608xxxxx
XM609xxxxx
XM610xxxxx
XM611xxxxx
XM612xxxx
XM645xxxx
XM646xxxxx
XM647xxxxx
XM648xxxx
XM649xxxx
XM650xxxx
XM651xxxxx
XM652xxxx
XM653xxxxx
XM654xxxxx
XM655xxxxx
XM656xxxx
XM657xxxx

1962 (aircraft loaned from Scampton)

XH426 XH427 XH443

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1963 (aircraft loaned from Scampton and from No. 9 and 12 Squadron (also stationed at Coningsby) and then from own establishment)

XH425 XH426 XH555 XH556 XH562 XH563 XJ780 XJ781 XJ783 XJ823 XJ824 XJ825 XL385 XL386 XL388 XL390 XM599 XM600 XM604

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1964 (from own establishment and then from Coningsby / Cottesmore Pool)

Aircraft initially on charge of the squadron but subsequently included in the Coningsby Pool were: XJ823 XJ825 XM599 XM600 XM604

XM604 [Air-Britain-aircraft-copy-slide-Vulcan-B-2-XM604-RAF-35-Squadron]

Aircraft available from the Coningsby Pool (and/or Cottesmore Pool from November 1964) were: XJ823 XJ824 XJ825 XM597 XM598 XM599 XM600 XM601 XM602 XM603 XM604 XM605 XM606 XM607 XM608 XM609 XM610 XM611 XM612 XM645 XM646 XM647 XM648 XM649 XM650 XM651 XM652 XM653 XM654 XM655 XM656

XM607 RAF Luqa 1964
[With kind permission of Jim Simpson]

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1965 (from Cottesmore Pool)

Aircraft available from the Cottesmore Pool were: XH536 XH557 XH560 XH562 XJ825 XM597 XM598 XM599 XM600 XM602 XM603 XM604 XM605 XM606 XM607 XM608 XM609 XM610 XM611 XM612 XM645 XM646 XM647 XM648 XM649 XM650 XM651 XM652 XM653 XM654 XM655 XM656 XM657

XM645 at Coningsby 1965

[Courtesy of Doug Charnley (original photographer not known)]

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1966 (from Cottesmore Pool)

Aircraft available from the Cottesmore Pool were: XH536 XH557 XH560 XJ825 XM597 XM598 XM599 XM600 XM602 XM603 XM604 XM605 XM607 XM608 XM609 XM610 XM611 XM612 XM645 XM646 XM647 XM648 XM649 XM650 XM651 XM652 XM653 XM654 XM655 XM656 XM657

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1967 (from Cottesmore Pool)

Aircraft available from the Cottesmore Pool were: XH560 XM571 XM597 XM598 XM599 XM600 XM602 XM603 XM604 XM605 XM607 XM608 XM609 XM610 XM611 XM612 XM645 XM646 XM647 XM648 XM649 XM650 XM651 XM652 XM653 XM654 XM655 XM656 XM657

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows:


1968 (from Cottesmore Pool)

Aircraft available from the Cottesmore Pool were: XH560 XH561 XH562 XJ780 XJ781 XJ782 XJ783 XJ785 XJ823 XJ824 XJ825 XL391 XL445 XM569 XM570 XM571 XM572 XM597 XM598 XM600 XM602 XM603 XM604 XM605 XM606 XM607 XM608 XM609 XM610 XM611 XM646 XM647 XM651 XM653 XM654 XM655 XM657

Aircraft losses and incidents (if any) were as follows: