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Viscount c/n 154

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 154 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-AOJE
September 1956

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

The two in front are G-AOJD (C/N 153) and G-AOJC (C/N 152) with Hunting-Clan G-AOGG (C/N 140) in the second line area.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4933 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 6 February 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The person in the small observation booth provided a running commentary on aircraft movements to spectators on the two tier galleries, although none can be seen in this view!

BEA Photo Ref 5635

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
October 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 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-AOJE
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in June 1958.

Photo source - George Burton

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

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
May 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1960, on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and the Queen's Building.

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

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
May 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1960, on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and the Queen's Building.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
June 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1960.

In the background is a Tradair Vickers Viking which were slowly phased out as the airline acquired their own Viscounts.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
August 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 August 1960 with a BEA de Havilland Comet 4B and two other BEA Viscounts in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany circa June 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

In the background is an inbound Finnair Sud SE210 Caravelle with its classic Comet design nose section.

Photo source - Frank Ebeling

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
July 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa July 1968.

Note the repositioned registration and the recently completed four storey office block above the terminal building and the newly installed 'Welcome to Gatwick' sign.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
January 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in January 1969 with a Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) McDonnell DC-9 in the background and a 1950s passenger transfer coach in the foreground.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
March 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 29 March 1970 in the third livery.

In the background there are two British United Airways (BUA) BAC One-Eleven and a BEA de Havilland Comet 4B.

Photo source - Bill Rich

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, West Midlands, England circa June 1971 with G-AOJF (C/N 155) and the very distinctive 1939 terminal building in the background.

Photo source - Alan Pratt

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE
May 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa May 1972 parked on a south pier stand.

It now has 'Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1972.

Photo source - Ulrich Neumann

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
May 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1974.

The maintenance hangar still carries the BEA logo.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in June 1974.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
January 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 15 Junuary 1975.

Note the small 'Scottish' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Clive Newland

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
June 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in June 1976.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
May 1977

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in May 1977.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
February 1978

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

Note the strange radome nose.

It was black before and black afterwards, so what was it for?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
January 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in January 1979.

Note the two ex Air Canada Viscounts in the background.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE
August 1980

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 16 August 1980 after being retired from service.

The aircraft in front is G-AOJF (C/N 155).

The other two cannot be identified.

Note G-AOJC (C/N 152), just visible in the Wales Aircraft Museum compound, now repainted in a 'Cambrian' livery, which it never wore!

Photo source - Chris Chennell

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Cardiff Airport Fire Service
G-AOJE
April 1982

Transferred from British Airways (BA) for fire and rescue training. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in April 1982.

It lingered on for another five years before the burnt out remains were finally taken away.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Cardiff Airport Fire Service
G-AOJE
May 1989

Transferred from British Airways (BA) for fire and rescue training. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa May 1989.

Not much left now to dispose of.

Photo source - Graham Robson

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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