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Viscount c/n 20

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Below are the 34 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 20 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-AMNZ *
October 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at an unknown location in October 1953 shortly after delivery.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
July 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1955.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail and the later 'needle' type propeller in the No.2 position.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
June 1956

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

Note that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
July 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1956 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
May 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1957 with BEA airframe, electrical, instrument, radio and radar apprentices.

Photo source - Julian Rowland

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1958.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
September 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at Benina Airport, near Benghazi, Libya in September 1958.

Note that the No.1 port outer propeller is still the early 'cutlass' type, which were being replaced by the 'paddle' type along with an upgrade to Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ *
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France in June 1959 with an airport official keeping an eye on ramp activities.

The ground support is being supplied by Swissair.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ
July 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1960 now in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration. The BEA office building in the background is appropriately named 'Viscount House'.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1961.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
July 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in July 1963 after a repaint in Cambrian livery by Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
August 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1963.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
April 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England circa April 1964.

Photo source - Patrick Hargreaves

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
August 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in August 1964 with the Rolling Stones' rock group, who are being presented with a Manx cat. Note the integral front airsteps.

Photo source - Manx National Heritage

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
September 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 14 September 1964.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
June 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken landing at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
July 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England in July 1965.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
September 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in September 1965.

Photo source - Al Campbell via David Everett

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
October 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in October 1965.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
May 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in May 1966.

Photo source - Al Campbell via David Everett

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
June 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken flying over the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) National Park, Powys, Wales in June 1966.

The highest point at Pen y Fan is 2,907 feet / 886 metres.

Photo source - Ian M MacDonald

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
June 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1966.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
July 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in July 1966.

Photo source - Keith Till

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
July 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1966 with BEA providing the ground support.

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

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Air France
G-AMNZ
September 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air France
G-AMNZ *
December 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 10 December 1967.

The aircraft had briefly returned to Cambrian for maintenance work.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Air France
G-AMNZ *
April 1968

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland in April 1968.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
June 1968

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland in June 1968 back in Cambrian Airways service but still painted in full Air France livery.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
November 1968

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 16 November 1968 back in Cambrian Airways service but still painted in full Air France livery.

In the foreground is G-AMOA (C/N 9).

Photo source - Chris England

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
January 1969

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at an unknown location in January 1969 and now back in Cambrian Airways livery with British Air Services main titles.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
May 1969

Returned from Air France lease. Taken landng at an unknown location in May 1969.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
September 1969

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in September 1969.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ
September 1970

Returned from Air France lease. Taken departing from Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 20 September 1970 now with a dark blue tail and British Air Services sub-titles.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMNZ *
March 1971

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in March 1971.

In the background is G-AOYP (C/N 265) which doesn't have the British Air Services sub-titles.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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