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Viscount c/n 28

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 28 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-AMOO
December 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 1 December 1953 being prepared for the first flight.

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

Photo source - Steve Burland collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
December 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1953 after visiting from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England.

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

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at North Front Airport, Gibraltar in June 1955.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail which was later removed during an upgrade.

Allso note the unusual cloud formation around the rock.

In the background is a US Navy Lockheed P2V Neptune.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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

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

In the background are some stored jet fighters. Does anyone know where this is?

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1955 performing a low level pass.

This could well be a test flight after installation of the uprated Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1956.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

Photo source - John Morris collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark in June 1956.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Flemming K Fogh

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1957 after undergoing maintenance work with Marshall's.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
April 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa April 1958.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - David Dyer

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Châteaubernard Air Base near Cognac, France in August 1958.

A view of the crew with /…………………/………………/……………./ Captain Cann and Eileen McCann after an emergency landing due to severe damage from hailstones as evident on the nose of the aircraft.

Photo source - Robert Stokes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Châteaubernard Air Base near Cognac, France in August 1958.

A view of some of the crew /………………/…………….and Eileen McCann after an emergency landing due to severe damage from hailstones as evident on the nose of the aircraft.

Photo source - Robert Stokes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Châteaubernard Air Base near Cognac, France in August 1958 after an emergency landing due to severe damage from hailstones as evident on the nose of the aircraft.

Photo source - Robert Stokes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building and Europa Terminal.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
August 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in August 1960.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Gordon Reid

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
January 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Fornebu Airport, Oslo, Norway in January 1962 undergoing repairs inside a temporary canvas shelter following a landing accident in December.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO
April 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa April 1962 whilst undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Note the additional small 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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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOO
June 1964

Leased from Channel Airways named 'City of Birmingham'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1964. She was affectionately nicknamed 'The Flying Cow' based on the registration.

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

Photo source - Patrick Hargreaves

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOO
May 1965

Leased from Channel Airways named 'City of Birmingham'. Taken taxying out at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in May 1965 with a BEA 'Red Square' livery Viscount landing in the background.

She was affectionately nicknamed 'The Flying Cow' based on the registration.

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

Photo source - Howard (flickr)

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOO
June 1965

Leased from Channel Airways named 'City of Birmingham'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1965.

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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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOO
April 1966

Leased from Channel Airways named 'City of Birmingham'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 April 1966 with all titles removed.

It is about to depart to Southend at the end of its lease period.

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

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Channel Airways
G-AMOO
June 1966

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1966, now back in full Channel livery.

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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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
January 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at an unknown location in January 1967.

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-AMOO
February 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa February 1967.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
March 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 14 March 1967 with a sister aircraft behind.

This nice photo was taken by Nick's father.

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

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
July 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 13 July 1967.

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

Photo source - Christoph Hartmann

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
October 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England in October 1967.

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

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
October 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 19 October 1967.

Note the BAS titles in the cheatline.

British Air Services didn't officially take over Cambrian until 1 November 1967.

This nice photo was taken by Nick's father.

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

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
November 1967

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

Note the Viscount Jetprop titles in the cheatline.

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

Photo source - Jochen Beeck

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
June 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Deurne Airport, Antwerp, Belgium in June 1968 in a later livery.

Note the BAS titles in the cheatline.

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

Photo source - Paul Soons

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
June 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Deurne Airport, Antwerp, Belgium in June 1968 in a later livery.

Note the additional small 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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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
July 1968

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 30 July 1968.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
March 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in March 1970 in a third livery with British Air Services main titles.

In the background is G-AVED (C/N 286).

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOO
June 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1970.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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