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Viscount c/n 21

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 21 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-AMOH
April 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1955 in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The Terminal Building was not officially opened until 16 December 1955 but the new Control Tower Building, seen in the background was opened in April 1955.

Note that the No.1 and No.3 propellers are the later 'needle' type compared to the original 'Cutlass' type still fitted in the other two positions.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOH
April 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1955 in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The Terminal Building was not officially opened until 16 December 1955.

Note that the No.3 propeller is the later 'needle' type compared to the original 'Cutlass' type still fitted in the No.4 position.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOH
October 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at an unknown location in October 1955 with an experimental 'Red Square' livery on the tail.

It was subsequently returned to its standard 'Red Stripe' livery.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOH
October 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in October 1955 with an experimental 'Red Square' livery on the tail.

It was subsequently returned to its standard 'Red Stripe' livery.

Photo source - Wilf White

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1958 back in standard livery departing from one of the gates in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The coaches were painted orange and white and were used to transport passengers from the Europa Terminal to remote stands seen in the background, on the other side of the taxyway.

Note the small 'ESSO' lubrication truck. 'ESSO' originally stood for 'S O' Standard Oil, before becoming a brand name.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1958 back in standard livery departing from one of the stands 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-AMOH
November 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Henry Hudson'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in November 1960 on a remote stand and awaiting passengers for a service to Jersey, Channel Islands.

Note that the No.4 propeller is still the old 'Cutlass' type that was gradually phased out as they became unserviceable or life-expired.

Photo source - Daphne Oliff via Simon Barker

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa June 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery. Note the three legged 'flag of Mann' which was adopted in 1932 alongside the 'Union' flag which dates back to 1801.

As you can see, the airport is very near the coast which sometimes made it very windy.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
February 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). A dramatic flying shot circa February 1964.

Photo source - Nick Beattie collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOH
March 1964

Sub-leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and named 'City of Liverpool'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1964.

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

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOH
April 1964

Sub-leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and named 'City of Liverpool'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1964.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOH
May 1964

Leased from Channel Airways and named 'City of Liverpool'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in May 1964.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOH
July 1964

Leased from Channel Airways and named 'City of Liverpool'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in July 1964.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
April 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 3 April 1965 in the basic British Eagle livery.

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

Photo source - Ken Elliott

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
May 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1965, now in full livery.

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

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
June 1965

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

The Viscount behind is G-APZB (C/N 30) which had returned to Channel service in a basic British Eagle livery without titles after the end of a lease period.

It was soon repainted in the full Channel livery.

At the rear is a Channel Airways Douglas DC-3, the last one of these lasted until January 1970.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
June 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 21 June 1965 with British Eagle providing the ground support.

The impressive terminal building is a listed building and now serves as the Crowne Plaza hotel with several preserved airliners outside on the ramp.

A Viscount would be nice!

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
July 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Gawick Airport, Surrey, England in July 1965.

Behind is one of the first British United Airways (BUA) BAC One-Eleven and also a BUA Viscount.

A relatively quiet airport in those days.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AMOH
August 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at a very wet Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in August 1965 while operating the London service for British Eagle International Airlines.

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

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
March 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in March 1966.

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

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1966. In the background is a de Havilland Dove and also a Piaggio P.166 with pusher propellers.

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

The yellow crew vans are Ford Thames which were nicknamed 'Hovis' vans as they resembled a popular brand of brown bread loaf.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
June 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa June 1967.

Note the change of position for the registration from the top of the tail to the rear fuselage.

Also note the additional small cabin window at the rear which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

A period postcard by John Hinde Studios.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
June 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1968 in a later livery.

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

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

24

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
June 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1969, now with 'British Air Services' main titles.

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

Photo Ref V481

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
June 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1970 now with Cambrian main titles and very small 'British Air Services' titles.

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

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOH
April 1971

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 6 April 1971.

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

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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