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Viscount c/n 150

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Below are the 57 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 150 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

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHA
February 1956

Ordered by British European Airways and re-registered as G-AOJA before completion. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 during the fuselage assembly phase.

The domed cockpit area was faired in after the pressure testing phase was completed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3496 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHA
February 1956

Ordered by British European Airways and re-registered as G-AOJA before completion. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 during the fuselage assembly phase.

Trans-Canada Air Lines and Capital Airlines representatives were both critical of the poor housekeeping evident during their factory visits and seen here in an 'official' photo!

Vickers Photo Ref MP3495 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHA
February 1956

Ordered by British European Airways and re-registered as G-AOJA before completion. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 during the fuselage assembly phase.

A view of the cabin looking towards the cockpit.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3500 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage was recently transferred from the Hurn factory for completion at Weybridge.

The skin has been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3669 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin has been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3714 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin had been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly but has now started to be peeled off.

Note the Vickers Valiant in the background having its rudder installed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3715 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin has been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3716 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin had been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly but has now started to be peeled off.

Note the three V.755D Cubana Viscounts in the next bay and BEA G-AMOC (C/N 13) in the background which has returned to Vickers for modification work.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3745 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin had been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly but has now started to be peeled off.

A nice view of the port engine tubular support structures

Vickers Photo Ref MP3746 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin had been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly but is now being peeled off in preparation of a coat of white paint to the top half.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3798 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The skin had been coated with a blue thermo-plastic to protect it from damage during the main assembly but has now been partially peeled off in preparation of a coat of white paint to the top half.

The fuselage behind is G-AOJB (C/N 151) which has just arrived in the assembly hall.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3880 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage behind is G-AOJB (C/N 151).

Vickers Photo Ref MP3939 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage behind is G-AOJB (C/N 151).

Vickers Photo Ref MP3940 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the cockpit fitting out phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3948 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

15

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4010 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4079 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4135 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4136 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
May 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late May 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the cockpit fitting out phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4137 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in June 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4205 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in June 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4239 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956.

It is being pushed back into the production building after carrying out ground running of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The engine cowlings and the doors are still covered in a protective plastic coating and the wing tips are not yet fitted.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4347 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956.

It is being pushed back into the production building after carrying out ground running of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The engine cowlings and the doors are still covered in a protective plastic coating and the wing tips are not yet fitted.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4348 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 and being towed out for further engine ground running.

The engine cowlings and the doors are still covered in a protective plastic coating and the wing tips are not yet fitted.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4349B (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956.

It is difficult to understand what is going on, as the engine cowlings are still covered in a protective plastic coating, the wing tips are not fitted and all the rudder access panels are open.

Note the PSP (pierced steel planking), a useful legacy from World War II.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4350 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956.

A nice closeup of the starboard engine nacelles.

The engine cowlings are still covered in a protective plastic coating.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4351 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 during the engine ground running phase.

Note the extra pitot tube under the nose and the large static crane in the right background.

Photo source - Chris Knott (Air Photographic International)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 during the engine ground running phase.

Only one Rolls-Royce Dart engine is run up to takeoff speed (14,500 RPM) with the other three remaining at ground idle for stability.

It can only remain at the maximum speed / power for five minutes, which also applied in service.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4453. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 after the engine ground running phase.

Note the Mercury Diesel tug.

Two unknown persons are discussing the results.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4454. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

30

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 after the engine ground running phase.

Vickers test pilot Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce (age 35) is on the right.

Note the Vickers Valiant B.1 WP214 in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4455. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 after the engine ground running phase.

Vickers test pilots Brian Trubshaw (age 32) on the left is with Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce (age 35).

Vickers Photo Ref MP4458. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956.

It is being pulled out of the production building ready for its first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4460. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956 prior to the first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4463. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956 prior to the first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4467. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956 prior to the first flight.

A view of the Captain's controls with additional test equipment fitted to the control yoke.

It is considered to be a transducer which measures stick forces at various airspeeds.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4484. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956 prior to the first flight.

A view of the cabin looking forward with a test cabinet and some seats.

Note the station numbers on the port side wall presumably as centre-of-gravity datums.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4485. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 July 1956 prior to the first flight.

A view of the cabin looking rearwards with a test cabinet and some seats.

Note the station numbers on the port side wall presumably as centre-of-gravity datums.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4486. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

Unlike most production aircraft which landed at Wisley for fitting out and test flying this aircraft often returned to Weybridge for further test flying.

A nice closeup of the starboard Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelles and Rotol propellers.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4595. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956 taxiing out for another test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4599. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken departing from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956 for another test flight.

Note the extra pitot tube under the nose.

Also note the Weybridge factory and white Vickers Valiant in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4600. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken during certification flying from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

Note the pitot boom on the port wingtip and the extra pitot tube under the nose.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken during certification flying from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

Note the pitot boom on the port wingtip and the extra pitot tube under the nose.

Also note the curiously reversed ‘J’ in the registration on the starboard wing!

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken during certification flying from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

Note the pitot boom on the port wingtip and the extra pitot tube under the nose.

Vickers Photo Ref 6413H

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken during certification flying from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

Note the pitot boom on the port wingtip and the extra pitot tube under the nose.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken departing from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England to Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1956 to participate in the SBAC (Society of British Aircraft Constructors) air show.

By this time the pitot boom on the port wingtip had been removed, but the extra pitot tube under the nose is still clearly evident.

Note the spiralling vortices created by the propellers moving through humid air. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken on the way from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England to Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1956 to participate in the SBAC (Society of British Aircraft Constructors) air show.

By this time the pitot boom on the port wingtip had been removed, but the extra pitot tube under the nose is still clearly evident.

Photo source - Charles Edward Brown

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1956 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1956 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Peter Berry collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Samuel White Baker'. A dramatic shot taken during a flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 14 September 1956, a few days after appearing at the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show at Farnborough and five months before the aircraft was delivered to BEA due to extensive certification work.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
November 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken during a flight test from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1956.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
October 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1956.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4992. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
November 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 November 1956.

The aircraft was handed over in the presence of a large gathering of guests, including Lord Hive (Chairman of Rolls-Royce Aero Engines) and Lady Hives.

George Edwards is giving his speech.

Lady Douglas of Kirtleside, wife of the Chairman of BEA William Sholto Douglas of Kirtleside dedicated the aircraft with a bottle of champagne.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5126. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
November 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 November 1956.

The aircraft was handed over in the presence of a large gathering of guests, including Lord Hives (Chairman of Rolls-Royce Aero Engines) and Lady Hives.

Lady Douglas of Kirtleside, wife of the Chairman of BEA William Sholto Douglas of Kirtleside dedicated the aircraft with a bottle of champagne.

Photo source - Flight Magazine

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1957.

Note the heavily oil stained concrete from the piston engine era.

The Dart was a very dry engine by comparison, which pleased both the ground engineers and the airport authorities.

BEA Photo Ref 5795

Photo source - Chris Smith

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1957. Note the Karrier Bantam baggage truck.

Photo Ref V359

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 26 July 1957 and about to depart. The actual aircraft isn't identified but the photo was too nice not to use.

The terminal building was opened in 1954 and closed in May 1966 when nearby Abbotsinch opened. BEA de Havilland DH114 Heron 1B G-AOFY crashed 28 September 1957 when it was on approach to Glenegedale Airport, Isle of Islay, Scotland to collect a medical emergency from Port Ellen. Sadly the two pilots and Nurse Jean Kennedy were killed. A memorial was subsequently erected at Renfrew and Heron G-ANXA was re-named 'Sister Jean Kennedy'.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA
August 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named ‘R M A Sir Samuel White Baker’. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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