Spy plane Vietnam vet heads for Orsett

A FORMER US spy plane top gun will be delivering a talk to enthusiasts about his illustrious career in the air.

Colonel Richard Graham will be there as part of a fundraising campaign on behalf of the Vulcan Restoration Trust at Orsett Hall.

Col Graham flew the Mach 3 SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ as well as the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam War, the KC-135 Stratotanker and the famous U-2 spy plane.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 1, from 8pm.

Funds will go towards restoring the Avro Vulcan XL426, which is currently based at Southend Airport.

Tickets cost £10 plus booking and a fee. They are only limited to 100 people.

For more information, visit tickets.avrovulcan.com

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