THE Southend Vulcan Restoration Trust is hosting a talk by Colonel Rich Graham of the United States Air Force.

He will describe what it is like to fly at three times the speed of sound in the famous Blackbird SR-71.

It will be at the Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, on Wednesday, September 17.

Doors open at 7pm with the talk expected to start at 8pm. There will be a licensed bar and the evening is expected to finish at around 10.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale at £9 for members and £11.50 for non-members