Aviation Museums

and airworthy collections


Wellesbourne Mount

Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Warwick, CV35 9EU

Date of visit: 11th June 2022

Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield is located in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, and was formerly the Royal Air Force station RAF Wellesbourne Mountford best best known for its role in World War II, when it was under control by RAF Bomber Command as an Operational Training Unit training crews from within the commonwealth and other countries. The airfield opened in 1941 and was constructed in the typical Class A airfield design and was mainly used by No. 22 Operational Training Unit RAF which flew Vickers Wellingtons and Avro Ansons for RAF Bomber Command from 14 April 1941.

Today the airfield is primarily used for General Aviation and is home to AVRO Vulcan XM655 and the Wellesbourne Wartime Museum.



Currently owned by Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield and maintained by the 655 Maintenance & Preservation Society since 1998, XM655 remains in a taxiable condition. XM655 was constructed in November 1964 and commissioned at Cottesmore, and is the only operable Avro Vulcan with the more powerful Bristol Olympus 301 engines. XM655 initially flew with Nos. 9, 12 and 35 Squadrons before moving to the Waddington Wing in 1967 to join Nos. 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons.

Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

(limited opening - closed during this visit)


de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.11 - XK590

Percival P.56 Provost T.1 - WV679

Yakovlev Yak-52 - RA-01378

de Havilland D.H.110 Sea Vixen FAW.2 - XJ575 [ Cockpit only ]