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Viscount c/n 9

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Below are the 32 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 9 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.

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 15 April 1954.

Note the original 'cutlass' type propeller blades which were gradually phased out over the next three years and the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

The aircraft is being refuelled using the conventional over-wing filler points, presumably as the older bowsers do not yet have the pressure refuelling hoses.

BEA Photo Ref 4670

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken landing at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1954.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail. Flight International produced this photo as a postcard.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
May 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 May 1955.

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

Photo source - Theo Mestrom Jnr

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
May 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 May 1955.

Note the Sabena Airways Dougles DC-6 and KLM Convairs behind.

Photo source - Theo Mestrom Jnr

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Ellinikon Airport, Athens, Greece circa June 1955 with the original 'Cutlass' propeller blades.

Not sure what the guy at the top of the steps is trying to do!

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
December 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 12 December 1955. The handling pilot had turned off the runway too sharply which resulted in the failure of the starboard undercarriage leg due to a torsional overload. This led to the collapse of the aircraft, curled propeller blades and shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines. It was repaired and returned to service.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
January 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. A winter scene at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1956 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the mix of 'cutlass' and 'paddle' propeller blades and that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial has now been removed from the tail.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Warsaw Airport, Poland circa June 1956 with LOT Polish Airlines providing the ground support.

Note that the No.4 (starboard outer) propeller is still the original 'cutlass' type.

BEA Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
April 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in April 1957 whilst undergoing maintenance and modification work with Marshall's.

It is being towed to a dedicated area in order to run the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

She looks as good as the day she was first delivered!

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
May 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 1 May 1957 after maintenance and modification work with Marshall's.

She looks as good as the day she was first delivered!

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
June 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1957.

Note the use of small firs to denote the edges of the taxiway when there is snow in the winter.

Photo Ref V326

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
July 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France in July 1957.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
May 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken landing at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark in May 1958.

Photo source - Flemming K Fogh

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A George Vancouver'. Taken at Lod Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel circa July 1958 with passengers walking out to the aircraft under the watchful eye of an armed police officer.

By this time 'symmetrical' 'paddle' propellers have been fitted along with an upgrade of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 505 engine to Mark 506 standard.

The tail visible on the right belongs to Lufttransport Unterhem Vickers Viking D-BABY.

BEA Photo Ref 6879

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
April 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. This photo was taken shortly after the Viscount collided with the tail of BEA Douglas DC3 Pionair G-AGHS at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 15 April 1960.

It is now in the 'Red Square' second livery introduced in 1959 and was being taxied by a ground engineer who lost control.

There was only minor damage to the Viscount but it took over two months to return the DC-3 to service.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOA
May 1963

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AMOA
March 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1964 with a lineup of 23 Stewardesses.

Photo source - Nick Beattie collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOA
March 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 2 March 1964.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Channel Airways
G-AMOA
June 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1964.

The Douglas DC-3 behind belongs to British United Airways.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AMOA
March 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1965 in the basic British Eagle livery.

Photo Ref V1193

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Channel Airways
G-AMOA
April 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 4 April 1965.

Photo source - Ken Elliott

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
March 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in March 1966 after a repaint in Cambrian livery by Marshall's.

It is being towed to a dedicated area with a grassy mound to reduce the sound during engine ground running.

A clever idea to tow the Ground Power Unit (GPU) as well as the aircraft! Note the runway threshold lights.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
June 1966

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

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1967 ready to board passengers for a service to the Isle of Man.

Photo source - Keith Till

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
June 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 3 June 1968.

It is now in a later livery and the BAS logo is now incorporated in the forward part of the cheatline after Cambrian became a subsidiary of British Air Services (BAS) in November 1967.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
June 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1968 arriving at the stand with the inboard Dart engines already shut down.

An immaculate 1967 tug is ready to bring out an equally immaculate Ground Power Unit (GPU).

Photo source - Allan Jones

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
July 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at an unknown location in July 1968.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
August 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke, Liverpool, England circa August 1968 in front of the main terminal building that still exists today as a hotel with several preserved aircraft parked on the ramp area.

This is a period postcard.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
November 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 3 November 1968 in a later livery with 'British Air Services' main titles.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

30

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
November 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 16 November 1968. The aircraft behind is G-AMNZ (C/N 20) which returned to Cambrian service in May 1968 but is still in the Air France lease livery.

An Aer Lingus Viscount is on a more remote stand, as-is an Olympic Airways de Havilland Comet 4B.

Photo source - Chris England

31

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
September 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in September 1969.

Photo source - Orville Webb

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOA
September 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken arriving at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 27 September 1969.

The inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Chris England

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