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Viscount c/n 159

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 159 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-AOHJ
May 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Manderville'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1957 being towed from the maintenance area, seen in the background to a stand near the Queen's building.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Manderville'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
October 1958

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Manderville'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1961.

Photo source - Pete Cannon via Tom Singfield

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1963, now in the later 'Red Square' livery.

A much more relaxed atmosphere for spectators in those days.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
June 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1964 with a de Havilland Trident I behind.

Photo source - Adrian Pingstone

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
August 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1967 with 'Malta' logos.

These logos were applied when this and other BEA Viscounts was used on the joint service from London to Malta via Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy using Maltese cabin crews.

Note the repositioned registration on the tail.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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

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

Photo source - Robin McInnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
July 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1972 in the new 'Flying Union Jack' livery with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
January 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken during a late afternoon service from Birmingham to Heathrow Airport, London, England 30 January 1973.

Carl was flying on a standby ticket which cost him £3.75p.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
January 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken during a late afternoon service from Birmingham to Heathrow Airport, London, England 30 January 1973.

As the sun goes down the River Thames comes into view as they approach from the East.

Carl was flying on a standby ticket which cost him £3.75p.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
January 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken during a late afternoon service from Birmingham to Heathrow Airport, London, England 30 January 1973.

The BEA engineering base now comes into view as they approach the threshold of runway 27L.

The 1950s base is now dwarfed by the 'Super Hangar'.

Carl was flying on a standby ticket which cost him £3.75p.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHJ
May 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1973 with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

14

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHJ
March 1974

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

Photo source - Michael Blank

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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