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Viscount c/n 153

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 153 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-AOJD
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa September 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-AOJC (C/N 152) in front and G-AOJE (C/N 154) behind.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4933X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa September 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-AOJC (C/N 152) in front and G-AOJE (C/N 154) behind.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop behind Viscount G-AOJC (C/N 152).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
March 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 14 March 1957 with passengers walking out from the Europa Terminal.

In the background is the BOAC and BEA Engineering Bases. BEA Photo Ref 5787

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

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

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with the No.1 Dart engine already running.

Photo Ref V362

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
November 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 November 1958 after arriving from Heathrow, London, England.

The return fare at the time was £8.

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with an Aer Lingus Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
October 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa October 1960.

The stewardess is giving two 'thumbs up' in her pristine white gloves.

Photo source - Alan Lord collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
February 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot' but now un-named. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 15 February 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
February 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot' but now un-named. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 15 February 1962.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 31 May 1966.

Note the dual position registration which was introduced in 1965.

The final position adopted from late 1966 onwards was on the lower part of the fin.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
January 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 18 January 1967.

The final position of the registration can be seen here.

The ‘experimental’ position on the rear fuselage had been abandoned by this date.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
December 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 23 December 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
April 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in April 1968 in the new ‘Flying Union Jack’ livery.

This Viscount is believed to have been the first to be painted in this livery.

The BEA Karrier Bantam flatbed truck is being unloaded to supply locally produced goods such as fruit, vegetables or flowers to the mainland.

Photo source - John A Stedman

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
October 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 19 October 1969 in the BEA ‘Union Jack’ livery adopted in 1968.

This Viscount is believed to have been the first to be painted in this livery.

Photo source - Richard J Winfield via Tom Singfield

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
September 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1970 in the BEA ‘Union Jack’ livery adopted in 1968.

This Viscount is believed to have been the first to be painted in this livery.

Note RAF Bristol Britannia XL659 in the background, which was a relatively rare visitor to this airport.

Photo source - Glyn Woods

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
April 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Templehof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in April 1971.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
June 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1971 just after being allocated to the ‘Channel Islands' division of BEA.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
March 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sebastian Cabot' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 30 March 1972.

The aicraft behind is a British Island Airways (BIA) Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald with an Austin Westminster service van in attendance.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJD
February 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 23 February 1973 still with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - Steve Aubury

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1973 during the transition to British Airways (BA).

The 'BEA' part of the titling has now been removed and small 'British Airways' titles have been applied to the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
August 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England circa August 1974 with ‘British Airways’ main titling and small ‘Channel’ title on the lower forward fuselage.

In the background are two Tradewinds Canadair CL-44, one with a hinged tail section and a British Island Airways (BIA) Handley Page HPR-7 Herald.

Photo source - Fred Taylor

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
September 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in September 1974 with ‘British Airways’ main titling and small ‘Channel’ title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
September 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1974.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
September 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1974.

Note the small 'Channel' title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Ed K Becker

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
October 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in October 1974.

Note the small 'Channel' title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
November 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in November 1974.

Note the small 'Channel' title on the lower forward fuselage.

This was the final livery and titling worn by this aircraft before retirement.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
June 1975

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

This was the final livery and titling worn by this aircraft before retirement.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD
March 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 14 March 1976 only two weeks before being withdrawn from service.

Photo source - Juhani Sipilä

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Jersey Airport Fire & Rescue Service
G-AOJD
May 1979

Donated by British Airways (BA) to the Jersey Airport Fire and Rescue Service. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1979.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Jersey Airport Fire & Rescue Service
G-AOJD
May 1979

Donated by British Airways (BA) to the Jersey Airport Fire and Rescue Service. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1979.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Jersey Airport Fire & Rescue Service
G-AOJD
August 1997

Donated by British Airways (BA) to the Jersey Airport Fire and Rescue Service. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 21 August 1997 with a Handley Page Herald fuselage behind.

Mike took this photo from an Aurigny Trislander on his return flight to Guernsey after a trip to photograph aircraft at Jersey Airport.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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