A RISING rock band are hoping to drum up support for the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber.
Metal outfit Knock Out Kaine have pledged all the proceeds from their upcoming single to the campaign to keep Robin Hood Airport-based XH558 in the skies.
The Midlands-based four-piece are all huge fans of the iconic aircraft and are set to film their debut video for the song Set The Night On Fire inside the plane’s hangar.
And lead singer Dean Foxx said the idea to donate cash to the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, the organisation which raises vital funds for the plane, comes from Vulcan memories in childhood including the bomber’s deployment during the 1982 Falklands War.
He said: “My mum and dad were in the Falklands at the time of the conflict.
“I was only very young at the time, and they were away for what seemed an eternity.
“The Vulcan holds a special place in my heart because it was the Black Buck Raids that heralded the end of the war and enabled my parents to return home on the SS Canberra.”
Every penny from the special digital charity single will go towards funding XH558, which needs hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to stay in the air and receives no public funding.
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust needs £800,000 by the end of June, with the total currently at around £575,000.
A fundraising day to tie in with the filming will also take place and there will also be 1,000 special edition signed copies of the single being sold to boost funds.
Dean added: “The Vulcan has always been a status symbol for Britain and something close to our hearts.”