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Viscount c/n 42

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 42 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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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
February 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 25 February 1955 shortly before departing on the long delivery journey to Canada.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2050 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
April 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1 April 1955. This was the first turbine powered scheduled revenue service in North America. The flight had just arrived from Montreal and continued on westwards to Fort William (now known as Thunder Bay) and Winnipeg. The group of people include Captain Walter H Kent who was the Chief Pilot for TCA, Captain David F Tribe and Stewardesses Shirley McIvor and Margaret Tucker. If anyone can identify anyone else we will add the names to this caption.

Photo source - The families of Captains W H Kent & D F Tribe

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
June 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1956. Note the very ornate passenger steps.

Photo source - Nelson Kuhlenkamp

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken departing from Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958. The top half of the fuselage has now been painted white.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
July 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken at an unknown location in July 1958.

Photo Ref V302

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGK
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '603'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1959 with a TCA Vickers Vanguard behind.

Photo Ref FRP045

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGK
June 1964

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '603'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1964 and is not surprisingly still in its TCA livery.

This shows a group of cub scouts who visited the TCA maintenance base and were about to be treated to a local flight.

The identity of this aircraft is not known, so it is included here until perhaps one of the scouts sees the photo and hopefully kept a log of the flight and the registration. Don's father George worked for TCA as an electronics engineer and helped organise this very popular annual event.

Photo source - George K Heron via Don Heron

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Air Canada
CF-TGK
April 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '603'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa April 1965.

Photo source - gcosserat (flickr)

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Air Canada
CF-TGK
June 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '603'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1965.

Photo Ref 3313

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGK
August 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '603'. An atmospheric night shot taken at John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, USA in August 1966.

The aircraft behind is an Olympic Airways Boeing 707 on a service from Athens, Greece.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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