Vulcan SR2 of 27 Sqn

Avro Vulcan B2(SR2)

From November 1973 to May 1982, 27 Sqn, based at RAF Scampton, was equipped with the Avro Vulcan Mk B2 and operated in the Strategic Maritime Radar Reconnaissance (MRR) role.

The Vulcanís of 27 Sqn assumed this role on 1 Jun 74 from the Victor B.2(SR)ís of 543 Sqn when their airframes were withdrawn and converted to Victor K2 tankers. However, a flight of 4 Victors were retained until May 75 to monitor French nuclear tests in the Pacific.