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02/11/2015

A report on the Bradford charity bringing aid to refugees of the Syrian conflict. And the last flight of the famous Vulcan bomber.


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Welcome to Inside Out. Tonight we have in Bradford. -- tonight we are

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in Bradford. Hello and welcome to Inside Out. I am Paul Hudson.

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Tonight we travel with the Bradford charity helping refugees from the

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Syrian and Iraq conflict. When we see children laughing and

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playing with those we feel happy as they are happy.

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So tonight we are there as the last flying Vulcan bomber takes to the

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skies for its final flight. Just a beautiful, unique lady, isn't

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she? And the rugby league players scaling

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the highest mountain in Africa in memory of one of their own.

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A group of charity workers from Bradford had just returned from the

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Middle East where they have been bringing aid to just a few of the 4

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million men, women and children who have fled conflicts in Iraq and

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Syria. Dan Johnson went with them to meet some of the people who may well

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end up coming to the UK under Government plans.

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You can't really understand everything from behind a TV screen.

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I1 of those people who have to go there and see it for myself and just

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help. The Yorkshire volunteers on a

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mission thousands of miles away helping people whose lives are on

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hold. We came to nothing. All they had was

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their clothes so everything we had to provide from scratch.

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These are food parcels. This is the result of an aid effort that began

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2000 miles away in Bradford. Not your typical chemistry student.

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She spends almost every holiday on charity age trips. Over the last few

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months she has raised thousands of people fleeing a war zone.

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I am originally from Syria and a sea of thing going on now and I feel

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like I have a duty to do something because I'm safe so I am really

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looking forward to being able to help people and hopefully find out

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what they need. The human relief foundation has been

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based here in Bradford since 1993. They have spent the last four years

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raising money for Syrian refugees and now they're putting those funds

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into action. Those people in Bradford they help

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us a lot and they give a lot and they are very generous people. We

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have to help each other. They have come here to Jordan to

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help some of those who fled the war in Syria. 24 volunteers doing what

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they can to help people forced to live in a place we don't belong. --

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they don't belong. Please don't do that at all. Don't

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give cash, even if they ask for it. We are heading out of the capital

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towards the Syrian border and a patch of desert that holds many of

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the refugees in the most basic conditions.

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This is the hard of the camp, the biggest home to up to 80,000 Syrian

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refugees. The tents and cut score one for miles and miles. It puts

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this in the top ten biggest cities and Jordan. This lady did not want

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us to show her face. She has lived here with her family for three year

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is after their city was destroyed by bombs.

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When the weather is bad everybody just praise the roof does not

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collapse on us. The British document says it will

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takes the Mac take refugees to Britain, is that something you would

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like? Some people want to leave Jordan but

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we want to stay close by. So we can go back home if things do get

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better. That seems unlikely any time soon

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but some things here do change quickly. The weather suddenly turns

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nasty. I asked one of the boys Woody misses

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most from Syria and he said it was his pomegranate tree that he had

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Panda 's house and another boy told me about a sand storm that hit

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yesterday and there was dust everywhere and people were running

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around and at night it started raining saw the tents for -- and all

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the tents were full of rain. They have to do with the worst of

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the weather conditions to add with winter on its way the problems for

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people here are only going to get worse.

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It is sad to see because a lot of the families have such a small room

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for eight to ten people. I'm worrying whether they can see

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tonight. I feel like there are so much that

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we need to do but I don't know how. It seems impossible to be able to

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help everyone. But they can still make a

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difference. The volunteers hand out blankets and head of a winter that

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brings it snowstorms. Here we met a painter who lost his legs in the

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bombing. A building collapsed and killed monitors children.

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He told me how he was pulled from the rubble but only survived by

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eating cats and olive leaves. The group so moved by the story they

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decide to do something to help. The only support he is getting is

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either from us or from the UN. We said, look, let's try to fund

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raise for him through social media to in order to support this man.

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A new day and the volunteers are busy filling sacks with food to give

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to families in need. A lot of the families this is their only source

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of food so a lot of them are alive it to survive.

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After a 50 mile journey north they share out the food and hear more

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stories of families uprooted by the war.

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You can tell from their faces that they don't want to really be here.

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It is out of extreme need and dire necessity that they have to be hurt

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but otherwise they would not want to come and get hand-outs or gets

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charity from people. At the end of the day all humans will have a sense

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of pride pride if you like. This woman told us the aid is

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important because she cannot afford to look after her ill husband and

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her son. Paralysed after being shot in the back.

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And there are millions more whose lives have become defined by people

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and uncertainty. Refugees have always found this country to be a

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welcoming safe haven. But there has been a major influx of people

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fleeing the war in Syria. Jordan's population was roughly the same as

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, just over 6 million. Over the last four

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years more than 600,000 refugees have arrived. That is like being

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tired population of Nottingham moving across the border. -- that is

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likened the entire population will stop the volunteers organise a fun

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day for kids who have had childhoods ruined and their families torn

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apart. Kids like these 12 roads becoming

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teenagers in a foreign country. I miss my home, my family, my

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friends. I miss everything. And what is life like growing up

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here now as a refugee? Everything has changed. At least in

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Syria we had our own house. In Syria we had our own house. I miss my life

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was really good in Syria. We even had two cows at home sold

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life was really good. What you think the future will be

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like if you have to up here? My life would be anything here. I

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really want to go back to Syria but my dad does not want to go back.

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That is my favourite colour. I love it when leaders of the kits because

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when you see children and make them smile it just makes all of this

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worth it. -- I love it when we come to visit the kids. Home town.

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Even if they are not really sure where home is any more. These kids

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are all refugees away from home and some of them are away for the Mac

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from their families. They have missed out on a lot in life so this

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visit from the volunteers in Bradford means a great deal.

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But before they head back to their families Bev is one last stop for

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the volunteers. They have the news. In just 48 hours they have raised

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?5,000, a treatment enough to cover one year of rent and his medical

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bills. I'm just so grateful. I pray to God

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to watch over you all. He has been very very down and this

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is the first time that he has felt like he has got family and it is

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quite a special moment to be able to help someone so much.

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That was really emotional. It just made this whole trip really

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worthwhile because I think a lot of us came here just to see change

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peoples lives. That is literally what have done here.

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They don't deserve to be living like this, in the rain. This is their

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lives and their having to live in that kind of condition so does

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really hit home. When we see the children laughing

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and playing with us we feel proud, we feel happy, as they are happy,

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then we know we have achieved our aim.

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Over the past month or so the last operation Balkan, has been pulling

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crowds on its farewell flight. As this veteran of the Cold War and the

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Falklands campaign comes to the end of its flying life, Danny Savage

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tells a story as we join the Vulcan. A chilly day near Doncaster. People

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have travelled from far and wide to get here. There is an air of

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anticipation and sadness. Today is the very last time that a Cold War

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relic will take to the sky over Britain. They have come to say so

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well to the last Vulcan bomber. They are iconic aircraft. The other

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kind of aircraft that we will never build in this country again. It is

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an icon and the end of an era. She's just a beautiful, unique lady,

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isn't she? This should really be called the

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People's aircraft. It may be painted in RAF colours but it is owned by a

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charitable trust and the real legacy is here. Here are the names of

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thousands of people who have paid money over the years to keep this

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aircraft flying. Why? Because they love it.

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Small amounts of money but from loads of people. Hundreds of

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people. And that is the way it works. The public wants to see her

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flying. It's beautiful lines have thrilled

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crowds at air shows for the last eight years. It has been termed the

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Vulcan effect, moving grown men to tears.

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One gentleman said he thought he must have quit in his eyes because

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his eyes were running so much and genuine name I have seen that effect

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every year. When you stand there and you look at the crowd, especially

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the children. You just see this look on their face. Starstruck, I

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suppose. Of course, there is its unique

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sound. The haunting howl which can send shivers down the spine of

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anyone who remembers the Cold War. Now the world's first delta wing

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bomber. And what an entrance made to the aviation scene back 1952.

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Just a few years after the end of the Second World War Britain had a

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debt to bomb which people swooned over. An early display pilot was

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told off for rolling the Vulcan because it was behaviour unbecoming

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of a bomber. Although the crowd loved it. Undeterred by such a

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ticking off another test pilot pulled a full zoo at a later

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airshow. -- full loop. Speaking to us from Australia is

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that same test pilot. Tony Blackman remembers that week well. He even

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took passengers. The press officer said a lot of the

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secretaries wanted to fly in the back during the show. So I agreed.

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All right, I will agree to train one every day and then they can fly in

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the back and my wife came down at the weekend and said, what is going

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on? I want to go in the back as well.

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Tony went on to spend his career flying the bomber which handled like

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a fighter. He even delivered Vulcan 5582 RAF Waddington straight from

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the factory. Amazing how the team have managed to

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keep it serviceable all this time. That it relied on support obviously

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of the engine and the airframe manufacturers just has to come to

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come to the end. Ed displays after this will seem very dull. -- air

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displays after this. The operational role of the Vulcan

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in its heyday is sobering. In the age of mutual assured

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destruction its crews would have been tasked to kill millions of

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people with nuclear bombs. The one bomb that we had in our

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aircraft was roughly equivalent to all the ones we dropped on Germany

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in World War II. All of them. Peter was on duty in November 1962

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and was stood on the brink of world War three.

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Missiles are 1500 miles range and more.

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The catalyst was the Cuban missile crisis. With the prospect of Russian

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nuclear missiles being delivered by boats to Cuba just 90 miles from the

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US mainland. The Americans and Russia squared up to each other at

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sea. The message from America was back of all else. -- backoff or

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else. The stand-off continued. The Vulcan

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bombers Saturday appealed is with the nuclear payloads ready to go at

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a few minutes notice. We were not going to come back. Any

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others that might have would have been shot down by a roadside. They

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are not going to bother about whether their Soviet of water. We

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had no illusions about that. This was definitely going to be. One-way

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mission. Mercifully, Peter and his colleagues

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never had to use the H-bomb at the Vulcan did go to war in the

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Falklands campaign in 1982. It was the plane's most famous mission and

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was called operation Black Buck. It was a mission to get a bomb on

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the runway. Admiral Woodward, his first task was to put that airfield

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at a business which is what he did. Martin Withers was the pilot. It was

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extraordinary speed. A round trip of nearly 8000 miles over featureless

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sea. The Vulcan had been repeatedly refuelled in the air and was running

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on beepers as it desperately search for its last canker one-way back.

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The hose was streaming out of the back. First refuelling we have done

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in the daylight and it was the most beautiful sight in the world.

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It was a cry for the old aircraft. -- was a triumph. It only prolonged

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the life of the Vulcan for a few years. It was officially retired

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from service in 1993 and taken to Leicestershire. The Vulcan got hold

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of it a few years later and brought her back to life. Ten years of work

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and millions of pounds including a lottery grant later, she flew again

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in 2007. So this is the cockpit. It is fairly

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small and review was fantastic. Martin, give us a whip round and

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tell us roughly what we're looking at. What you have got here is the

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original in-service part of the aircraft.

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In June and cements. -- engine instruments.

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The nuclear bomb even influence the look of the Vulcan.

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The aircraft was designed to be a bomber from a bomber from high-level

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so look out wasn't that important and also it was important that the

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nuclear strike vote that we were able to cover all these windows. Two

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blacks are holding out so that you didn't get affected by the flash.

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It is estimated that 20 million people have seen her but with the

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expert help to keep her flying safely no longer available, her time

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in the sky has come to an end. She is the last all British jet

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engine aircraft flying in the world and when we stop flying it is the

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end of the major chapter and I think that is what people react to. They

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see it as an achievement from an era and is some nostalgia their full

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stop I know people will be very sad that it has stopped flying the

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aircraft will be retained and will be running order. We will taxi her

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and she is destined to be a centrepiece of the new activity to

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inspire the young. And so this claim will never fly

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again but it is has such an extraordinary effect on so many

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people. This play may be gone from our skies forever but for anybody

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who saw it they will remember it for the rest of their lives.

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It is like a funeral home ales. We'll have a little bit of the way.

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The question went before lying any more. -- she won't be flying any

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more. You may think there are some pretty

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tough hills in the Yorkshire Dales but a group of sports stars have

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decided to climb the highest mountain in Africa and then play a

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game of rugby league on top. But it is all for charity.

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The start of an adventure. 38 rugby league players and supporters head

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up Kilimanjaro to attempt the highest ever gain in honour of the

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St Helens and Hull player who died two years ago.

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I'm joining some big names from the sport including Adrian Morley to

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attempt this world first expedition. Steve died of a rare form of

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abdominal cancer. Thanks to his insistence on being used as a guinea

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pig for pioneering treatment, others are now surviving. This group wants

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to keep his legacy alive. With each passing day we will get closer to

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Africa's highest summit, and the weather is getting colder and

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crucially the altitude means that the air is getting thinner. There

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was not a lot of oxygen at this level. It is really important to

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walk very slowly, keep a grated and keep eating as these people are

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finding out right now. It is not easy.

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But the opportunity to test ourselves, knowing what Steve was

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like, because for the last seven or eight years of its life he pushed

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his body to the limits so it is just a shame knowing that he wanted to do

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this that he can't be here because he would be leading the pack.

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Just put some cream on. After three days of walking and 24

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hours of the crater the starting to take its toll on everyone, including

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Warrington Wolves legend Lee. Emotions are rising.

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I am determined to. I never thought it would be like

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this. I just thought it would be tough and I'm used to cover things

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and like tough things. I'm all over the place. I'm doing the best not to

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cry. It is hard.

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It is. We'll have to get some tissues. Let's get a cup of tea.

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Proper ginger tea. It is former club in the morning and

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this summer today. The day that we been looking forward to with some

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trepidation. Lots of us now got altitude sickness. I've been really

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poorly overnight and I feel really rough but this is the day we're

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going to head for the summit and hopefully get them in about ten

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hours' time and then play rugby in the crater of Kilimanjaro. See how

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it goes. Soon as you are bits down think of

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someone you've lost and that will spur you on. But if you can't think

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anything else just have a think of Steve Prescott. What that man

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achieved we don't even come close to.

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I'm shaking like a leaf. Six. Vomiting. -- sick.

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As the sun rises we start to lose members of the party to altitude

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sickness. Better you walk all the newer

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carried. -- better you walk-off than you are carried off.

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Finally, the rim of the crater of Kilimanjaro. 5685 metres. Just below

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the summit. For Adrian Morley this achievement marks the end of the 20

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year playing career. I will never come to the height of

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altitude ever again. And so we head down into the crater

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of Kilimanjaro to stay overnight. It is so indisputable no one has come

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to you for several years. Tomorrow we aim to play the highest ever game

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of rugby league and make the summit. Horrible night sleep. One hour if we

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were lucky. Freezing cold and then the sickening outshoot sickness.

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Apart from that we are all OK. Exhausted and six, can it be done.

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Altitude is calculated and the pitches measured and out. RF array

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has come especially to make sure that everyone plays by the rules. --

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our referee. It is a fool, gruelling 80 minutes. At this outshoot it is

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very hardware. -- at this multitude and all in accordance with the rules

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laid down by Guinness world records. In the end it is a draw. Ten all. It

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could take up to one year to rare the rack verify this world record

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but we have more pressing matters to hand. The last push to the summit.

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But not before we lose another man to crippling altitude sickness. We

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have made it. The highest point in Africa. Adrian Morley found out even

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the simplest task seems insurmountable.

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It does, it does, yeah. We've had some dark, dark times. It

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is definitely the hardest thing I've ever ever done but we've got a great

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group and we had to pull each other through and things like this last a

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lifetime. I'm proud of myself for being here. But the attitude really

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did play havoc with me. They said will send you down on a stretcher

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which, being proud, I didn't want to and tried walking buddy said you are

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no good. There were five of us who had to be taken down and the guys

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were absolutely fantastic. They were great.

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For two and a bit today's rout the top I just like I was going to die

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and on that last day just couldn't put another foot in front of the

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other. My heart is full. My spirit is full and I feel very mixed for

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the experience. And what an experience. In his last

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years of Steve Prescott dedicated himself to others. For then cheering

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for experimental treatments and raising money in the hope that

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others would survive. In the words of a surgeon, such was Steve's will

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to live she carved a path whether war is none, achieved a result on a

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cosmic scale for other patients. A fitting tribute to a much loved

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friend, family man and team-mate. That is all from here in Bradford

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and for this series of Inside Out. We will be back in the New Year.

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Good night. Hello, I'm Riz Lateef

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with your 90-second update. He was knocked down

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by a pick-up truck while on duty

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Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire presented by Paul Hudson.

This week, we follow the Bradford charity bringing aid to refugees from the Syrian conflict, and we're there as the famous Vulcan bomber takes off for the last time.


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