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Man makes wine to save a Vulcan
Vulcan Wine
Asgar hopes the wine will help save the Vulcan project
A Lincolnshire man is so concerned that the project to restore the last Vulcan bomber is running out of money that he has launched a special range of wines.

Asgar, who runs a wine labelling company at West Pinchbeck, said he will donate all the profits from sales of the Vulcan wine to project.

The Vulcan Operating Project charity said a sharp rise in costs had caused a funding crisis.

Asgar said the Vulcan was a personal passion as he had served in the RAF.

'Proud and passionate'

"It's a massive bomber only used once in anger. It is a part of British history and British aviation and you can see how advanced we were.

"If you saw it at an airshow, every British person would be proud and passionate about it," he said.

People from around the world have donated money to help the project and a DVD was recently produced to contribute to the fund-raising effort.

But organisers said they need 250,000 to keep the project going.

Vulcans were long-range bombers which were retired from active service in 1984.




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