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Viscount c/n 29

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Below are the 32 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 29 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-AMOP
August 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa August 1954 after undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOP
October 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in October 1954.

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

A BEA photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 26 June 1955.

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

Photo Ref V335

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1959 for maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1959 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOP
April 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'. Taken departing from Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 14 April 1961. Note that the traditional name bar on the nose is missing.

Photo source - Iain C MacKay

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Mungo Park'.

This nameplate was removed from a forward cabin bulkhead during the refurbishment of the aircraft and a repaint in the later 'Red Square' livery.

It now forms part of Graeme's collection.

Photo source - Graeme Cavendish collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOP
October 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in October 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Alan Gordon

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1962.

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

Photo source - Liverpool Picturebook

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken taxying out at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1962.

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

The impressive BEA maintenance facility can be seen in the background.

The advertising states ' Fly BOAC to New York £15.00 down and 24 monthly payments of £7-4-1' (seven pounds, four shillings and a penny). No mention if this is a return fare!

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOP
August 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1962.

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-AMOP
January 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). This was their first V.701 Viscount. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1963 after being painted in Cambrian Airways livery prior to delivery.

In the background can be seen Viscount c/n 15 PP-SRJ (ex G-AMOD) undergoing similar treatment prior to delivery to VASP.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
December 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Cork Airport, Ballygarvan, County Cork, Ireland 26 December 1963 with the late afternoon sun causing problems for the spectators.

The Cambrian Douglas DC-3 in the background operated services to Bristol, England and Cardiff, Wales with the Viscount operating a service to London Airport.

Photo source - Gabriel Desmond

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
May 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 28 May 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1964 for maintenance with Marshall's.

Note that the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine is not running and the propeller is in the 'feathered' position, therefore only the No.1 engine is supplying enough hydraulic pressure to operate the nosewheel steering and brakes.

Note the group of BOAC Bristol Britannia 102 in the left background awaiting new owners.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
October 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at an unknown location in October 1964.

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-AMOP
January 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in January 1965.

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

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1965

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

Note that the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine has been shut down and the propeller 'feathered'.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1965

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

Note that the integral front airsteps are still fitted at this point.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1966

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1966 for maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
April 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1967.

Note that the registration has now been moved from the top of the fin to the rear fuselage to meet new regulation requirements.

There is plenty going on in the background of this picture, which also features a Sudan Airways Comet 4C, Alitalia and Finnair Caravelles, a British Eagle Viscount, three BEA Viscounts, a Vanguard or two, a pair of BEA Tridents and even a BEA Argosy.

Photo source - Propliner Magizine

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
July 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in July 1967.

Note that the registration has now been moved from the top of the fin to the rear fuselage to meet new regulation requirements.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
August 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1967.

Note that the registration has now been moved from the top of the fin to the rear fuselage to meet new regulation requirements.

Also 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-AMOP
September 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1967.

Note that the integral front ‘air steps’ have now been removed.

Photo Ref V479

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1968

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium in June 1968.

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

Photo source - Willy Rouzee

26

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
August 1968

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium 17 August 1968.

The aircraft in the foreground is Aviation Traders TL-98 Carvair G-ASHZ belonging to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Willy Rouzee

27

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium in June 1969 with 'British Air Services' main titles.

This was the penultimate livery worn by this aircraft.

The aircraft in the background is an Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair belonging to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Willy Rouzee

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
July 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1969 with 'British Air Services' main titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
July 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 26 July 1969 with 'British Air Services' main titles.

Note the fuel hose connected to the No.1 engine nacelle with the fuel bowser on the other side, probably connected to the No.4 nacelle connection as well.

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

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

30

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
August 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1969 with 'British Air Services' main titles.

This classic shot includes two BOAC – British Overseas Airways Corporation jets: - a Vickers Super VC10 and a Boeing 707-336, together with an Air Canada Douglas DC-8 Series 63.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1970 with 'Cambrian' main titles.

This was the final livery worn by this aircraft.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP
July 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in July 1970 with 'Cambrian' main titles.

This was the final livery worn by this aircraft.

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

In the background is an Aer Lingus Viscount.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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