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Viscount c/n 169

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 169 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-AOHU
September 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building after a heavy rain shower.

The black hangars in the background with a Lockheed Constellation in front belong to BOAC who also carried out maintenance and servicing work for other airlines using Heathrow, primarily those from the British Commonwealth.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. 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-AOHU
April 1958

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

Photo Ref V355

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with G-AOJA (C/N 150) in the background.

Note the Ford 100E Anglia BEA Traffic Officer's estate car.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. 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 - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar.

Photo source - Ian Gaskell

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar.

Photo source - Ian Gaskell

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar, the day after a landing accident and subsequent fire.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar, the day after a landing accident and subsequent fire.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar, the day after a landing accident and subsequent fire.

Note the uniformed person standing in the rear cabin looking decidedly shocked.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar.

Both the Wellington and the Avro 504 in the background are now in the RAF Museum, the 504 in London and the Wellington at Cosford in the Restoration Centre.

Photo source - Ian Gaskell

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar, the day after a landing accident and subsequent fire.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar, the day after a landing accident and subsequent fire.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1960 inside the BEA Engineering Base hangar.

Photo source - Ian Gaskell

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 January 1960 after a recent landing accident and subsequent fire.

It has now been wrapped up and pushed outside awaiting the insurance settlement.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHU
February 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir George Strong Nares'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa February 1960 after a recent landing accident and subsequent fire.

It is now being robbed of all useful spares.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been removed and donated to the BEA apprentices for turning into cutaway display engines.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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