Operation Black Buck.  The remarkable effort made by the RAF to attack Stanley airfield from Ascension Island, using aged Vulcan V Bombers, during the Falklands war in 1982.

A Vulcan bomber over Ascension Island.


The refuelling plan for the Black Buck mission.


The damage assessment of Stanley airfield.


Images licensed by Creative Commons. Vulcan by Ken Griffiths, Stanley airfield Crown Copyright.