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Viscount c/n 160

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 160 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-AOHK
October 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. 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-AOHK
June 1958

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
July 1958

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

Photo source - Peter R Keating

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
September 1958

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
September 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1959 with BEA airframe, electrical, instrument, radio and radar apprentices about to start their course.

Back row;- Dave Pardy, Ian Gaskell, Peter Perns, Brian Simpson, X, John Townsend, Alan Laing, Peter Lewis, Dave Exall, Roger Fenton, Nigel Healey, Ian Thornton. Middle row;- John Bellamy, Dave Morris, Stewart Ramsay, Roy Lawrence, Martin Hoare, George Wallace, Bruce Dargavel, Terry Absalom, Alan Rayner, Tony Taylor, Mike Beatley, Fred Wood. Front row;- Instructors Rankin Taylor, Dave Colquhoun, Len Maskery, Mr Burrows , X, Mr Twist, X, X, Casey Jones, X, Pop Paine, John Buckley, Graham Smith, Keith Callow. Can you help us fill in the Xs? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Keith Callow

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France circa June 1960 with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1964 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
April 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in April 1965 with a Pan American Douglas DC-7 taking off in the background.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany circa June 1965.

Photo source - W Winkler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
October 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa October 1965.

Note the dual position registration.

Vickers Photo Ref MP24449 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK
May 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at an unknown location in May 1967.

Note the repositioned registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Aldergrove Airport, Belfast, Northern Ireland circa June 1967.

Note the repositioned registration.

Photo Ref BELUM.Yt5149

Photo source - National Museums NI

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta circa June 1969 in the later 'Flying Union Jack' livery with Malta logos applied for the service to Heathrow via Rome, Italy.

Note the unidentified Lockheed Constellation in the background.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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

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

Photo source - Peter R Keating

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria in June 1971 after a heavy shower has made everything shine.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1972, now with 'Channel Islands' titles.

The aircraft behind is Viscount G-AOJB (C/N 151) with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

In the background there is a Donaldson International Airways Boeing 707-321 and a BEA Airtours de Havilland Comet 4B.

Photo source - Mark Ward collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa July 1972.

BEA Photo Ref 1220-729

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHK
February 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands 24 February 1976.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Hotel de France
G-AOHK
June 1977

Forward fuselage section purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken in the grounds of the Hotel de France, St Helier, Jersey circa June 1977 having been joined to the rear fuselage of Viscount G-AOHO (C/N 164).

You can clearly see where the two fuselage sections have been joined together.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Hotel de France
G-AOHK
June 1977

Forward fuselage section purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken in the grounds of the Hotel de France, St Helier, Jersey circa June 1977 having been joined to the rear fuselage of Viscount G-AOHO (C/N 164).

You can clearly see where the two fuselage sections have been joined together.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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