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Viscount c/n 163

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 163 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-AOHN
June 1957

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Alexander Gordon Laing'. 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 - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in June 1965 in the later 'Red Square' livery

Note the Maltese Cross and 'The Malta Airlines' logo applied for the service to London Airport via Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy using Maltese cabin crews.

Also note the dual position registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in January 1969. Note the repositioned registration.

The British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Boeing 707 in the background is loading freight into the forward section for a 'combi' service.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHN
July 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany on the 15 July 1971 in the new 'Flying Union Jack' livery underneath the distinctive terminal building canopy.

This BEA 'Channel Islands' Viscount was a rare visitor to Tempelhof.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHN
December 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands on the 22 December 1971 on a very wet and miserable day.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1972.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHN
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa September 1973. Note the small 'Channel' on the forward fuselage.

The Ground Power Unit (GPU) still carries the BEA logo.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHN
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1974.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHN
December 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. This stainless steel aircraft identification plate was salvaged from the aircraft when it was scrapped in late 1975 and now forms part of Deirdre's Viscount collection.

Photo source - Deirdre Hill

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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