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Viscount c/n 151

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Below are the 34 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 151 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-AOJB
May 1956

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

It has just arrived in the assembly hall.

The aircraft just visible in front is G-AOJA (C/N 150).

Vickers Photo Ref MP3880X (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is G-AOJC (C/N 152) and in the left background is a Vickers Valiant B.1 bomber.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in early August 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is G-AOJC (C/N 152).

Vickers Photo Ref MP4598 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late August 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are G-AOJC (C/N 152). G-AOJD (C/N 153) and G-AOJE (C/N 154).

Vickers Photo Ref MP4731 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1956.

It is getting ready for another test flight with three Rolls-Royce Dart engines running and the No.1 about to be started.

Note the mast above the cockpit to accurately measure the amount of yaw induced during flight trials.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
May 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with an Air France Viscount arriving in the background with the inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

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

Note the BEA Airspeed Ambassador (Elizabethan Class) in the background.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Photo Ref V360

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Photo source - Jean-Luc Ganivet collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in August 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
February 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Stephen Borough'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in February 1960 still in the old livery.

In the foreground is KLM Douglas DC-7C PH-DSE and in the background is KLM Convair 440 PH-CGG.

Photo source - Walter Hagans

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1962 in the later ‘Red Square’ livery.

This photo was taken from the spectator's viewing area above the Queen's Building.

Photo source - David Winyard

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1963.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1967.

The registration has now been repositioned to conform with new regulations.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
July 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa July 1967. The registration has now been repositioned to conform with new regulations.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
July 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 15 July 1967.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
May 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa May 1969 and about to be pushed back from Stand 13 with G-AOHW (C/N 253) and G-AOYH (C/N 311) in the background.

A wonderful snapshot in time.

Photo source - David Russon

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken inside the BEA engineering facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England 7 June 1969 during a private visit.

It is probably about to have a repaint in the new 'Union Flag' livery

Photo source - Steve Aubury

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
May 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1970 in the new 'Union Flag' livery.

Photo source - Charlie Stewart

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1970.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
July 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in July 1970.

Photo source - Keith McKenzie

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
July 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 7 July 1971.

Photo source - Peter Seemann

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
October 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa October 1971.

Note the two BOAC Boeing 747 in the far background, which had only been in service for six months due to a dispute with the crews over pay and conditions.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
October 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 27 October 1971 shortly after the split of the Viscount fleet into two divisions, ‘Scottish Airways’ and ‘Channel Islands’.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1972 after the split of the Viscount fleet into two divisions, ‘Scottish Airways’ and ‘Channel Islands’.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB
June 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location in June 1973. For a short period the ‘BEA’ titling was removed and small ‘British Airways’ titles were painted on the lower forward fuselage adjacent to the propellers.

From September 1973 this titling was reversed and Viscounts started to appear with ‘British Airways’ main titles.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
August 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa August 1973.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Note the small 'Scottish' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1974.

Note the small ‘Scottish’ title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
November 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in November 1975.

Note the small ‘Scottish’ title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
July 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1976 being robbed of all useful parts.

Here, the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and the nose undercarriage is off the ground and supported on a makeshift tressle.

Photo source - Bernie MacKenzie

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
July 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1976 being robbed of all useful parts.

Here, the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and the nose undercarriage is off the ground and supported on a makeshift tressle.

Photo source - Bernie MacKenzie

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
July 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1976 being robbed of all useful parts.

Here, the tailplane has been removed.

Photo source - Bernie MacKenzie

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJB
September 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in September 1976 while being robbed of useful parts shortly before it was donated to the Liverpool Airport Fire Service.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

34

Liverpool Airport Fire Service
G-AOJB
May 1977

Donated by British Airways (BA) for fire service training. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa May 1977.

Photo source - Chas McHugh

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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