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Viscount c/n 155

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 155 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-AOJF
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in September 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with five other BEA V.802 in front of it.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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

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

The Lufthansa radial piston powered Convair in the background is relegated to a stand that was only accessed by articulated buses.

It was February 1959 before their first Viscount entered service as a replacement.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
September 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

In the background are two BEA Airspeed Ambassadors or Elizabethans as BEA called them.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
April 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

In the background is a BEA Douglas DC-3 Pionair.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1958 departing from a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

In the background is a BEA Douglas DC-3 Pionair.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
April 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
April 1962

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

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
May 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa May 1964.

An interesting advert in the background with BOAC offering a return to the USA (presumably New York) for £114-6-0.

At that time the average weekly wage was £16.00!

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
May 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1965 taxying past the Queen's building for departure.

The aircraft behind is a Portuguese TAP Sud SE210 Caravelle.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
June 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
August 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Templehof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 26 August 1968 with G-AOHN (C/N 163) under the canopy in the foreground and G-AOHV (C/N 170) in the background.

Note the two Pan American Boeing 727 that operated a domestic service throughout West Germany in competition with BEA.

A lone Stewardess is walking out to 'HV'.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
August 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Templehof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 26 August 1968 with G-AOHN (C/N 163) under the canopy in the foreground and G-AOHV (C/N 170) in the background.

A lone Stewardess is walking out to 'HV'.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF
December 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 17 December 1969 in the third livery.

In the background is a Donaldson International Airways Bristol Britannia.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 9 March 1970.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1970.

Photo source - Air Portraits

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location in June 1970.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Abbotsinch, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1971 with 'BEA Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - John Martindale

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in May 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles but now without the BEA logo.

In the background there is a Wardair Canada Boeing 707 and a colourful Court Line BAC One-Eleven.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at North Front Airport, Gibraltar in September 1973 in a basic BEA livery with GIBAIR titles and small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
October 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 23 October 1973.

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

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1974.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
August 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Balivanich Airport, Benbecula, Western Isles, Scotland 15 August 1974.

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

Photo source - John Allen

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
June 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1976.

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

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
June 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland on a very wet 16 June 1976.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
April 1977

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in the new livery 21 April 1977.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
July 1978

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in July 1978.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
June 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1979.

Photo source - Glasgow Airport Aviation Enthusiasts Club (GAAEC)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
June 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 25 June 1979.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
October 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at a very murky Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in October 1979.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
March 1980

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

The aircraft behind cannot be identified.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
March 1980

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

The aircraft behind cannot be identified.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
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 behind is G-AOJE (C/N 154).

The other two cannot be identified.

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

Photo source - Chris Chennell

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOJF
August 1981

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in August 1981 during the scrapping process. A sad sight.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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