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Viscount c/n 66

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 66 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-ANHF
July 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy in July 1955 not long after it was delivered. Passengers are about to board for the service to London including Bob and his parents. An unforgettable flight according to Bob. Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182). Also note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail which was soon removed. The aircraft behind is a BEA Airspeed Ambassador marketed by BEA as the 'Elizabethan' class.

Photo source - Bob Colgan

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1956. The inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182). Also note that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
July 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1956 with airport construction work going on in the background.

Photo source - Simon Edwards (Heathrow Historical)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
February 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in February 1957. Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182).

Photo source - Horace Hartill via Andrew Hartill

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
February 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken departing from City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in February 1957.

Photo source - Horace Hartill via Andrew Hartill

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
July 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1957.

Note the orange and white articulated Bedford bus in the foreground that transferred passengers from the Queen's Building to aircraft parked on stands on the other side of the taxyway, such as the one in the distance.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1957 undergoing maintenance in No.6 hangar, which was built at the beginning of WWII.

Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182).

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

Note the lack of a ventral cabin air intake on this aircraft which also applied to G-AOFX (C/N 182).

Photo Ref V341

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

Dee's Father Iain Kirk was a Radio Officer on the Viscount which soon became a redundant position when the airline adopted a two man crew.

Note the registration plate top left and the aircraft's name top right.

Photo source - Dee Thomas

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

A view of the Captain's side panel.

Note the nose steering tiller wheel. Dee's Father Iain Kirk was a Radio Officer on the Viscount which soon became a redundant position when the airline adopted a two man crew.

Photo source - Dee Thomas

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

A view of the overhead panel. Dee's Father Iain Kirk was a Radio Officer on the Viscount which soon became a redundant position when the airline adopted a two man crew.

Photo source - Dee Thomas

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

A view of the radio position. Dee's Father Iain Kirk was a Radio Officer on the Viscount which soon became a redundant position when the airline adopted a two man crew.

The morse key (bottom right) was already a thing of the past.

Photo source - Dee Thomas

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Matthew Flinders'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

A view of the circuit breaker panel.

Dee's Father Iain Kirk was a Radio Officer on the Viscount which soon became a redundant position when the airline adopted a two man crew.

Photo source - Dee Thomas

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHF
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in July 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRR
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963.

The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRQ (C/N 65) and PP-SRS (C/N 182).

BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRR
July 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1963 just prior to delivery.

The aircraft sale had originally taken place in August 1962 but for unknown reasons it took until 1963 to be completed.

Photo Ref V667

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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