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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 63

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Below are the 15 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 63 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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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANHC
October 1954

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop and in the process of being painted.

The aircraft in front is G-ANHB (C/N 62) and the one behind is TAA VH-TVE (C/N 48).

Vickers Photo Ref MP1489A (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
November 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa November 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are TAA VH-TVE (C/N 48) and VH-TVF (C/N 49).

Vickers Photo Ref MP1698 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
January 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken about to depart from Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa January 1955.

The terminal building was opened in 1954.

The airport closed 2 May 1966 with the opening of the new Abbotsinch airport nearby.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden circa April 1955.

This was the first visit of a BEA Viscount to this airport.

Note the Swedish and BEA flags near the cockpit windows and the mix of propeller types.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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

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

Photo Ref V338

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Côte D'Azur Airport, Nice, France circa June 1957.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
September 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England, in September 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at the crash scene at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 23 October 1958 the day after the terrible accident.

Here two Italian Carabinieri discuss the remains of the aircraft with the registration clearly evident.

Photo source - Chris Michell collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
April 2006

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 21 April 2006 during the unveiling ceremony.

The memorial was designed by Terry, as his Father, Radio Operator James Bannon was on this ill fated flight.

He also supervised the creation of the memorial by a local stone mason and carried out the initial negotiations with the various authorities who were most helpful to him.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
April 2006

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 21 April 2006 after the unveiling ceremony.

This view shows part of the memorial base with a list of all the names of those who were on board.

The Irish Gaelic inscription 'Sé fath mo bhuartha' translates to 'It is the Reason of My Sorrow' which is very appropriate for all those affected by this tragic event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 2008

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 25 October 2008 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible.

The crash site and location of the memorial is on a Military Base where they test weapons and artillery shells which restricted access on the actual day.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

The crash site and location of the memorial is on a Military Base where they test weapons and artillery shells which restricted access on the actual day.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

The Irish Gaelic inscription 'Sé fath mo bhuartha' translates to 'It is the Reason of My Sorrow' which is a famous Irish poem and very appropriate for all those affected by this tragic event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McClintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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