A mystery donor who helped save the restoration of a Cold War RAF bomber has been revealed as millionaire football club owner Sir Jack Hayward.
The Vulcan was retired from service in 1984
The 83-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers' owner gave £500,000 to the Vulcan bomber project last week.
The Avro Vulcan XH558 is being restored by a team of 32 engineers at a hangar in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
Sir Michael Knight, chairman of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, said a total of £1.3m was raised in two weeks.
'Icing on the cake'
He said Sir Jack's donation was 'the icing on the cake', with other individual and corporate contributions ranging from 94p to £60,000 - all greatly welcome.
The engineers working on the project aim to have the Vulcan airborne for a 17 June 2007 flypast over London.
The Vulcan rolled out of its hangar for the first time in seven years on Thursday.
There are more than a dozen remaining Vulcans, which were retired from service in 1984, but the Bruntingthorpe plane is the only one with a realistic chance of flying again.
It last flew from RAF Waddington near Lincoln more than a decade ago.