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Viscount c/n 5

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Below are the 183 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 5 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

1

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF
February 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in February 1952.

The fuselage has now been assembled and completed the pressure testing in a safe open area in case of an explosion and will now go into the old erecting shop for the completion of the assembly.

The building in the background is the newly constructed second erecting shop, which allowed for an expansion of Viscount and Valiant production to cope with the ever increasing demand.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

2

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF
May 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 1952 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-ALWE (C/N 4) in front and G-AMNY (C/N 6) behind.

Note the Vickers Varsity fuselage behind and also more Varsity sections being assembled in jigs in the far background.

They were transported by road to Hurn for completion and test flying.

Vickers Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF
September 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa September 1952 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-AMNY (C/N 6) behind.

Vickers Photo

Photo source - Kenneth Hammond collection

4

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF
September 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa September 1952 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-AMNY (C/N 6) behind.

The brighter area to the left is the new erecting shop, which allowed for an expansion of Viscount and Valiant production to cope with the ever increasing demand.

Vickers Photo Ref 6173B.

This photo appeared in Flight magazine 16 January 1953.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

5

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF
December 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1952 during the flight test phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
March 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at RAF Ouston, Stamfordham, near Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England circa March 1953.

Note the 'cutlass' propeller blades which were gradually phased out in favour of the more symmetrical 'needle' blade shape.

This often coincided with the upgrade of the Dart RDa3 engine from Mark 505 to Mark 506 standard, but not in all cases.

The hangar in the background still exists as the airfield is now used by the British Army as Albemarle Barracks, Royal Artillery.

It was using this airfield while the runway at Woolsington was being extended.

Photo source - Frank Barratt via David Charles

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
March 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at RAF Ouston, Stamfordham, near Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England circa March 1953.

Note the 'cutlass' propeller blades which were gradually phased out in favour of the more symmetrical 'needle' blade shape.

This often coincided with the upgrade of the Dart RDa3 engine from Mark 505 to Mark 506 standard, but not in all cases.

The hangar in the background still exists as the airfield is now used by the British Army as Albemarle Barracks, Royal Artillery.

It was using this airfield while the runway at Woolsington was being extended.

Photo source - Frank Barratt via David Charles

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
April 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa April 1954.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' aerial on the tail which was soon replaced.

The aircraft behind is a BEA Airspeed Ambassador which was marketed as the 'Elizabethan' class.

Photo source - P G Ryle

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
June 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken arriving at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1955 with the inboard Dart engines already shut down.

The Decca 'sharks fin' aerial has now been removed from the tail.

Photo source - Jan Skiera

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
July 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany in July 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
September 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 10 September 1955 with the aircraft ready for the flight to London.

Note the large radial engines on the Swissair Douglas compared to the much slimmer Dart nacelles.

Photo source - Gordon Nice via Graham Nice

12

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
September 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 10 September 1955 with passengers ready to board for the flight to London.

Photo source - Gordon Nice via Graham Nice

13

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
September 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken during a flight from Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland to Heathrow Airport, London, England 10 September 1955 flying over the Swiss Alps.

Photo source - Gordon Nice via Graham Nice

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at an unknown location in April 1956 now fitted with 'needle' type propellers which often coincided with the upgrade of the Dart RDa3 engine from Mark 505 to Mark 506 standard.

Photo Ref V325

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

15

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
June 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1956 after maintenance work with Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

16

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1958.

This may well be a wing repair after an operational incident.

Does anyone have any more information?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

17

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
September 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 12 September 1959 while loading for a 20:00 departure to Hannover, West Germany.

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

18

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
June 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Franklin'. Taken at Sant Joan Airport, Palma, Mallorca, Spain circa June 1960 with two TWA Boeing 707 in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin after the seating capacity was increased.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

19

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location in June 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

20

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWF
March 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1963.

Still a lot of snow around.

The winter of 1962/63 was the worst on record in the UK since 1795 with temperatures as low as - 16C.

The sea froze for half a mile off the Kent coast at Herne Bay and ice floes were seen in the river Thames.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

21

Channel Airways
G-ALWF
February 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1964.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo Ref V468

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

22

Channel Airways
G-ALWF
June 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1964.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

23

Channel Airways
G-ALWF
September 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa September 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

24

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ALWF
March 1965

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1965.

Not the best of pictures but a rare one due to the short lease period.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

25

Channel Airways
G-ALWF
May 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease in full British Eagle livery minus titles. Taken at an unknown location in May 1965.

This photograph appears to show the aircraft back in Channel Airways service in this condition.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

26

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
June 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1966.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

27

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
August 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1966.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

28

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
November 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in November 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

29

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa April 1968.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

30

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
September 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in September 1968 in a new livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

31

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
November 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 9 November 1968.

Photo source - Steve Williams

32

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
November 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 9 November 1968.

Photo source - Steve Williams

33

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
December 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. A late afternoon view taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 30 December 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Chris England

34

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa April 1969.

In the background can be seen an Aurigny Air Services Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander.

Photo source - Colin Smith

35

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
July 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1969 in a later livery with British Air Services main titles.

Photo source - David Harding

36

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
September 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 28 September 1969 in a later livery with British Air Services main titles.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Chris England

37

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
December 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa December 1969 in the Cambrian maintenance hangar with some of the airline ground crew showing off the new British Air Services uniform.

Photo source - Ian Southward collection

38

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
February 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in February 1970 with Cambrian main titles.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

39

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
September 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 20 September 1970.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Steve Williams

40

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
October 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England in October 1970.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

41

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
February 1971

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in February 1971.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

42

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in January 1972 after being withdrawn from service.

Its last commercial flight was from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Rhoose, Cardiff, Wales via Lulsgate, Bristol, England on the 24 December 1971.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

43

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
December 1971

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 24 December 1971 after operating its last commercial flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

44

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 21 January 1972 after being withdrawn from service.

Its last commercial flight was from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Lulsgate, Bristol, England 24 December 1971.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

45

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 21 January 1972 after being withdrawn from service.

Its last commercial flight was from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Lulsgate, Bristol, England 24 December 1971.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

46

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 21 January 1972 after being withdrawn from service.

Its last commercial flight was from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Lulsgate, Bristol, England 24 December 1971.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

47

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during part one of its delivery flight to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England, the leg from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales to Heathrow Airport, London, England 12 April 1972, being flown by Captain John Nelmes and navigated by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoff A Perrott.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

48

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 12 April 1972 waiting to perform its delivery and final flight to Speke, Liverpool, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoff A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

49

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 12 April 1972 loading its VIP passengers for its delivery and final flight to Speke, Liverpool, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoff A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

One of the passengers was Sir George Edwards - designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

50

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 12 April 1972 taxiing to the hold of runway 28R at the start of its delivery and final flight from Heathrow to Speke, Liverpool, England.

It is being flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoff A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

51

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during its delivery and final flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972.

It is being flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

52

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during its delivery and final flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972.

It is being flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

53

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during its delivery and final flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972.

It is being flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

54

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during its delivery and final flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972.

It is being flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffery A Perrott. On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

55

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken during its delivery and final flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972.

It is being navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

56

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken on approach to runway 27 at Speke, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 during its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales to Speke Airport, Liverpool, England via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

57

Cambrian Airways
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 taxiing in after its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

58

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 after its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

59

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 after its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

60

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 after its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

61

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 after its delivery and final flight from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales via Heathrow Airport, London, England flown by Captain and Chief Pilot Geoffrey A Perrott and navigated by Captain John Nelmes.

On board was Sir George Edwards - chief designer of the Viscount.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

62

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
April 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1972 after its delivery and final flight.

The crew were (left to right):- Carol James (Stewardess), Brian Ainsworth (Chief Steward), Elizabeth Phillips (Stewardess), Geoffrey A Perrott (Captain and Chief Pilot), John Nelmes (Captain) and Rita Mitchell (Stewardess).

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

63

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

Liverpool Echo photo.

Photo source - North West Air News

64

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

Photo source - North West Air News

65

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

Liverpool Echo photo.

Photo source - North West Air News

66

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

He is seen here talking to 21 year old Paul St John Turner who was instrumental in the preservation of G-ALWF.

Liverpool Echo photo.

Photo source - North West Air News

67

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

Here he is sitting in the Captain's position.

Liverpool Echo photo.

Photo source - North West Air News

68

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
December 1972

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 5 December 1972.

The aircraft was officially opened to the public by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Robert Meadows, as the oldest turbine powered airliner in existence.

Standing behind him is 21 year old Paul St John Turner who was instrumental in the preservation of G-ALWF.

Liverpool Echo photo.

Photo source - North West Air News

69

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
May 1973

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 May 1973 during the 'Wings Over Merseyside' air display.

Photo source - Brian Jones

70

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
August 1975

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 23 August 1975 around the back of Hangar 2 in open storage.

By now the the tail cone, engines, outer wings, and other serviceable equipment had been removed, the outer wings for use on Cambrian Airways Viscounts G-AMOG (C/N 7) and G-AMON (C/N 27).

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

71

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
August 1975

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 23 August 1975 around the back of Hangar 2 in open storage.

By now the the tail cone, engines, outer wings, and other serviceable equipment had been removed, the outer wings for use on Cambrian Airways Viscounts G-AMOG (C/N 7) and G-AMON (C/N 27).

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

72

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
January 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in January 1976 awaiting the move to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The tail has yet to be lifted off.

In the background is some of the moving equipment obtained by Romer Adams, who along with Paul St John Turner were the driving force behind the team of volunteers who had gathered at Speke over several weekends to dismantle her ready for the move.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

73

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
January 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa January 1976 during the dismantling process by a team of volunteers from the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo source - Dave Graham

74

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 21 February 1976 carrying out movement trials before setting off for Duxford Airfield the following day.

The articulated Crane Fruehauf 'trombone' trailer is coupled to a 'D' Series Ford.

There is a distinct 'sag' in the extended girder section of the trailer from the weight of the fuselage.

Photo source - Aeroplane Magazine

75

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The wings followed a week later.

Photo source - Dave Graham

76

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The wings followed a week later.

Photo source - Dave Graham

77

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The Crane Fruehauf trailer has an expanding beam to allow for an adjustable length.

The wings followed a week later.

Photo source - Dave Graham

78

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.<

The Crane Fruehauf trailer has an expanding beam to allow for an adjustable length.

The wings followed a week later.

Photo source - Dave Graham

79

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The wings followed a week later.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Dave Graham

80

Viscount Preservation Trust
G-ALWF
February 1976

Purchased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 22 February 1976 on the journey down to Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England.

The wings followed a week later.

Photo source - Dave Graham

81

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1976

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 20 June 1976 and gradually being reassembled.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

82

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 1976

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 1976 and gradually being reassembled.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

83

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 1976

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in August 1976 and gradually being reassembled.

Photo source - David Oates

84

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
October 1976

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in October 1976 and gradually being reassembled.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

85

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1978

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in June 1978 and now complete.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

86

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
October 1979

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 20 October 1979 now with the propellers removed.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

87

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
May 1980

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in May 1980 with the propellers still removed.

Photo source - Pentakrom (flickr)

88

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
September 1980

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 14 September 1980 with the propellers still removed.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

89

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1981

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in June 1981 now with the propellers refitted again.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

90

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1982

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in June 1982.

Photo source - Carl Ford

91

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1983

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in June 1983 during external renovation.

Photo source - John Overhill

92

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
April 1984

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England circa April 1984 being repainted in its original BEA livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

93

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1984

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England circa June 1984 being repainted in its original BEA livery.

Photo source - David Oates

94

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 1984

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 8 July 1984 being repainted in its original BEA livery.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

95

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 1985

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 15 June 1985 being repainted in its original BEA livery.

In the background is an RAF Handley Page Victor bomber and a Monarch Airlines Bristol Britannia.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

96

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 1985

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in July 1985 being repainted in its original BEA livery.

Photo source - Malcolm Clarke

97

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
October 1985

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 20 October 1985 now in its original BEA livery.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

98

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 1986

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in July 1986.

Photo source - Malcolm Clarke

99

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
April 2000

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in April 2000.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

100

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2000

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in July 2000 during the annual 'Flying Legends' Air Show.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

101

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2000

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in July 2000 during the annual 'Flying Legends' Air Show.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

102

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
October 2000

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England circa October 2000.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

103

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
October 2000

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England circa October 2000.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

104

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
February 2002

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 15 February 2002.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

105

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2004

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 10 July 2004.

Photo source - Milan Korbar

106

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2004

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 10 July 2004.

Photo source - Milan Korbar

107

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
January 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 13 January 2005 with parts removed for repairs to be carried out.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

108

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
June 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 June 2005 while being stripped for a repaint.

Photo source - Alan Cookson

109

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 10 July 2005 while being stripped for a repaint.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

110

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 28 July 2005 in bare metal awaiting a repaint and re-assembly.

Photo source - TZ Aviation

111

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 28 July 2005 in bare metal awaiting a repaint and re-assembly.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Dave Waters

112

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in August 2005 while being repainted.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Roland Harrison

113

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in August 2005 while being repainted.

On the left is Keith Rogers signwriting the name and on the right is Ken Petit who was the secretary of the Duxford Aviation Society at that time.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Roland Harrison

114

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in August 2005 while being repainted.

Photo source - Dave Waters

115

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in August 2005 while being repainted.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Dave Waters

116

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
December 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in December 2005 having the tail refitted after a repaint.

Note the early Decca 'sharks fin' aerial patch.

Photo source - Dave Waters

117

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
December 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 8 December 2005 while being repainted.

Note the incorrect nose stripes compared to period photos.

Photo source - Marlene Leutgeb

118

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
July 2006

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 2 July 2006 looking very smart after a repaint.

Photo source - Ian Woodcock

119

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2006

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 29 August 2006 inside the 'Super Hangar' as part of the 'AirSpace' exhibition.

The aircraft was made available to visitors in preparation for Duxford’s Spitfire 70th Anniversary Airshow on 2/3 September.

With the process of installing aircraft within 'AirSpace' and the first phase of the exhibitions now complete, the Imperial War Museum Duxford was delighted to announce that 'AirSpace' will remain open.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

120

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF
August 2006

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 29 August 2006 inside the 'Super Hangar' as part of the 'AirSpace' exhibition.

The aircraft was made available to visitors in preparation for Duxford’s Spitfire 70th Anniversary Airshow on 2/3 September.

With the process of installing aircraft within 'AirSpace' and the first phase of the exhibitions now complete, the Imperial War Museum Duxford was delighted to announce that 'AirSpace' will remain open.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

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