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Viscount c/n 37

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 37 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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Air France
F-BGNT
May 1957

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 22 May 1957.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Air France
F-BGNT
June 1957

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the enlarged main titles.

Photo source - Brian Doherty

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Air France
F-BGNT
June 1958

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in June 1958 ready for a service to London Airport.

Photo Ref V299.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Air France
F-BGNT
June 1959

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in June 1959 while loading for a service to London Airport.

Photo source - Jean-Luc Ganivet collection

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNT
August 1961

Leased from Air France. Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in August 1961.

The titles used are the local spelling of Vietnam.

It had 'Hang Khong Viet Nam' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNT
June 1968

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Bron Airport, Lyon, France in June 1968 with F-BNAX (C/N 55) behind.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNT
September 1970

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 29 September 1970.

Photo source - Rick Skoroszewski

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNT
March 1973

Purchased from Air France. Taken departing from Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 3 March 1973.

Photo source - Reto Fasciati via Urs Baettig

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNT
June 1974

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France circa June 1974.

Just visible behind is an Air France C-160 Transall which was used for La Poste contracts delivering parcels and letters around the country.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNT
February 1975

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France in February 1975.

In the background is an Air Inter Sud SE210 Caravelle.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Alidair
F-BGNT
May 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in May 1975 with Alidair titles applied to the ex Air Inter livery using a temporary sticker.

It has not yet been re-registered G-BDIK.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Alidair
F-BGNT
June 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 9 June 1975 with Alidair titles applied to the Air Inter livery using a temporary sticker.

It has not yet been re-registered G-BDIK.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

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Alidair
F-BGNT
July 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at an unknown location in July 1975 with Alidair titles applied to the Air Inter livery using a temporary sticker.

It has not yet been re-registered G-BDIK.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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Alidair
F-BGNT
August 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in late August 1975 with the French registration now covered up.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Alidair
G-BDIK
September 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 15 September 1975.

It is parked outside the British Airways cargo centre.

The 'Air Inter' titles and French flag can still be seen underneath the temporary stickers which also includes the registration.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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Alidair
G-BDIK
November 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 20 November 1975.

The titles and registration have been applied using temporary stickers.

Photo source - John Smith

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Alidair
G-BDIK
July 1977

Returned from Intra Airways lease. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 3 July 1977.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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East Midlands Airport Fire Service
G-BDIK
June 1982

Donated by Alidair for fire and rescue training use. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa June 1982.

The No.2 Rolls-Royce Dart engine is still there but has been robbed of its Combustion Chambers and also the guts of the Reduction Gearbox.

The tail just visible on the left belongs to the Loughborough & Leicestershire Aircraft Museum Vickers Varsity T.1 WL626 / G-BHDD.

Photo source - Gerard Helmer

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