The (Final) Final Vulcan Flight


A remarkable display season that took her to supporters across the country, including 3 appearances over Rutland Water, and a remarkable chapter in British aviation history, closed when XH558 touched down for the last time on Wednesday. It was a tense morning as rain lashed the hangar with the agreed take-off time fast approaching, but thanks to the flexibility of the airport, a later slot was provided and the final flight of one of the world’s most magnificent aircraft was given the green light.

For more information see the latest news from XH558

Rutland Police Alerts


Message sent by
Andy Wylie (Police, PCSO, Rutland)

Attempt Burglary in Glaston

Crime Number : 15000112873
Police in Rutland are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary at a home in Main Street, Glaston between 8am and 5.45pm on Wednesday 27thOctober 2015.  Entry not gained but crow bar marks found on windows and a door.

Burglary in Stoke Dry

Crime Number : 15000112824
Police in Rutland are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a home in Stoke Dry between 11am and 4.18pm on Wednesday 27th October 2015.  Entry gained after the glass in the front door was smashed. A valuable statue was stolen.

Burglary in Caldecott

Crime Number : 15000113773
Police in Rutland are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a home on Main Street in Caldecott at around 2.15pm on Thursday 29th October 2015.  Entry was gained via a patio door and a quantity of jewellery was stolen. Four males dressed in grey and black, one wearing a black baseball cap where seen to run to a black Mercedes or BMW estate on false plates, registration number LK63XMZ  which was parked on the Main Street.  The vehicle then headed off in the direction of Uppingham and then onto the A47 towards Peterborough.

TARGET HARDING:  With the nights drawing in early please ensure all windows and doors to your homes are checked and secured and that timers switched are set to come on if you are due to return home after dark.

If you have any information on the above crimes please call Leicestershire Police on 101.  If you see anyone acting suspiciously around property in your area please call  Leicestershire Police on 999.

The (Almost) Final Vulcan Flight


vulcanWing residents were treated to an historic event Sunday 4th October at about 5pm. The last of the Vulcan bombers and one of the planes that flew all the way to the Falkland Islands to bomb the runway at Port Stanley did it’s (almost) final impromptu display over the Rutland Water area. It was accompanied by a small plane taking photos of its last flight.

After circling 4 or 5 times it headed for its final touch down at Robin Hood airport near Leeds. It was clearly seen from Wing in a lovely autumn evening sky.

Stop Press: We’ve just been told it will be doing another flight this weekend and possibly another last flight before the end of October. Watch this space…

Stop Stop Press: The Vulcan will fly over the eastern edge of Rutland Water at 13:04 on Sunday 11th October