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Viscount c/n 75

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Below are the 45 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 75 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.

1

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
April 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1955 on the production line.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2425 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACH
June 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at an unknown location in June 1955.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

3

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
July 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in the Hunting-Clan hangar in July 1955.

Photo source - Brian Doherty

4

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACH
October 1955

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) via BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in October 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-ANRS
November 1955

Returned from Middle East Airlines sub-lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1955 outside the Hunting-Clan hangar.

It is being prepared for sub-lease to British European Airlines (BEA).

At this stage it still carries the MEA registration and all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

6

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-ANRS
November 1955

Returned from Middle East Airlines sub-lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1955 outside the Hunting-Clan hangar.

It is being prepared for sub-lease to British European Airlines (BEA).

At this stage it still carries the MEA registration and all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANRS
January 1956

Sub-leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and named 'R M A George Bass'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1956 with two BEA Douglas DC-3 Pionairs behind.

Photo Ref V377

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

8

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACH
December 1956

Sub-leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in December 1956.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

9

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACH
June 1957

Sub-leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon circa June 1957.

The late afternoon sun has cast a glow on the aircraft and boarding passengers.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

10

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
October 1957

Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) lease. Taken at Ndola Airport, Northern Rhodesia in October 1957 operating the 'African Safari' service from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England to Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

Porters are waiting to assist passengers with their luggage.

Note the weather radar nose now installed.

Photo source - Alan Beardmore collection

11

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
November 1957

Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with a BEA Viscount taxiing in and a partial view of a BEA Douglas DC-3 'Pionair'.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

12

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
November 1957

Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) lease. Taken at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda circa November 1957 with the new terminal building and control tower under construction.

Photo source - John James collection

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRS
December 1957

Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in December 1957. Note the cabin seats lined up on the apron.

At the end of 1957 it was sold to Northern Aircraft Operating Company Ltd but continued operating with Hunting-Clan until it was sold to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.

Photo Ref V519

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

14

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AKY
September 1959

Purchased from the Northern Aircraft Operating Company Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1959 after a basic repaint.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

15

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AKY
June 1960

Purchased from the Northern Aircraft Operating Company Ltd. Taken at Cairo International Airport, Egypt circa June 1960.

Note the 'United Arab Airlines' sub-titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

16

United Arab Airlines (UAA)
SU-AKY
March 1965

Transferred from Misrair - Egyptian Airlines due to a company name change. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1965.

Photo Ref V574

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

17

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
March 1965

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 15 March 1965 undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

The nacelle doors are open on the No.1 (port outer) position and shows how much access it allows for servicing the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

18

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
April 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in April 1966.

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

Photo source - Scott Forrest

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
July 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany circa July 1966 with a Deutsche Lufthansa Boeing 707 in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
August 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1966.

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

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

21

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
September 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken arriving at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 25 September 1966.

Some of the youngsters are protecting their ears from the sound of the inboard Dart engines.

Photo source - Christoph Hartmann

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
June 1967

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1967.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

23

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
October 1967

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa October 1967 with a sister aircraft round the corner.

Photo source - gaultonp (flickr)

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Air France
G-ANRS
August 1968

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd in full British Eagle livery named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at an unknown location in August 1968.

The lease was only for a very short period.

Photo source - Dave Howell collection

25

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ANRS
August 1968

Returned from lease to Air France still named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in late August 1968.

Note the BAC One-Eleven in the right background.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

26

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
September 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in September 1969 minus all four propellers.

It was gradually robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
September 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in September 1969 minus all four propellers.

It was gradually robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
September 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in September 1969 minus all four propellers.

It was gradually robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
September 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in September 1969 minus all four propellers.

It was gradually robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - John Morris collection

30

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
November 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa November 1969 now minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - David Goodhall

31

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
July 1971

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa July 1971 with Viscounts G-AMOC (C/N 13), G-AMOJ (C/N 23) and G-AMOO (C/N 28) on the far right also identified.

Photo source - G Hillard

32

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS
December 1971

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 12 December 1971.

Photo source - Peter Davies

33

British Airways (BA)
G-WHIZ *
May 1976

Fuselage transferred from Cambrian Airways and continued to be used as a cabin services trainer. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa May 1976.

Note the hand rail on the wing stub adjacent to the emergency windows.

This fictitious registration was also used on Viscount C/N 17.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

34

British Airways (BA)
G-WHIZ *
June 1976

Fuselage transferred from Cambrian Airways and used as cabin trainer at Rhoose, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 25 June 1976.

This fictitious registration was also used on Viscount C/N 17.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-WHIZ *
June 1976

Fuselage transferred from Cambrian Airways and continued to be used as a cabin services trainer. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1976.

Note the hand rail on the wing stub adjacent to the emergency windows.

This fictitious registration was also used on Viscount C/N 17.

Photo source - Philip Dawson

36

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-WHIZ *
February 1978

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 16 February 1978.

The tail of Viscount G-AOJC (C/N 152) and Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ944 can be seen in the background with Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XN928 just visible on the right.

This fictitious registration was also used on Viscount C/N 17.

Photo source - Fred Taylor

37

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
September 1978

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 16 September 1978.

It has now been painted in a basic grey livery with a green tail without the fictitious registration.

Viscount G-AOJC (C/N 152) and Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ944 can be seen in the background.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

38

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
June 1981

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1981 and now being used as a gift shop.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

39

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
April 1982

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in April 1982 being used as a gift shop.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

40

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
April 1982

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in April 1982 with 'Wales Aircraft Museum' titles applied to the starboard side.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
August 1982

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 30 August 1982 now repainted in a red and white livery and still being used as a gift shop.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

42

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
May 1984

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in May 1984.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

43

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
March 1988

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in March 1988.

Painted in a spurious Dan-Air London livery with the false registration 'G-ARBY', with Dan-Air London titles applied to the port side and 'Wales Aircraft Museum' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Alan Bushell

44

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
March 1988

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 19 March 1988.

Painted in a spurious Dan-Air London livery with the false registration 'G-ARBY' and with Dan-Air London titles applied to the port side and 'Wales Aircraft Museum' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

45

Wales Aircraft Museum
G-ANRS
March 1988

Fuselage transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 19 March 1988.

Painted in a spurious Dan-Air London livery with the false registration 'G-ARBY' and with Dan-Air London titles applied to the port side and 'Wales Aircraft Museum' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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