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Viscount c/n 249

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 249 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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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
July 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-AOXU (C/N 248) in front.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 September 1957 prior to delivery.

Note the white Valiant in the left background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6802 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
May 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 30 May 1958 parked at Gate No.6.

This was the day that the 'new' airport began operations after a major rebuild by Alfred McAlpine Ltd which took nearly two years with costs of £7.8 million.

The airport was officially reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 9 June 1958 and was the first airport in the world to have a dedicated railway station with links to London and the south coast.

This aircraft has just arrived from Luqa Airport, Malta on a trooping charter carrying military personnel and their families.

A Transair Press photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
May 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 30 May 1958 parked at Gate No.6.

This was the day that the 'new' airport began operations after a major rebuild by Alfred McAlpine Ltd which took nearly two years with costs of £7.8 million.

The airport was officially reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 9 June 1958 and was the first airport in the world to have a dedicated railway station with links to London and the south coast.

This aircraft has just arrived from Luqa Airport, Malta on a trooping charter carrying carrying military personnel and their families.

They went straight from the aircraft to coaches parked on the ramp in the background.

Photo source - Dave Thaxter

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
June 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in June 1958.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
July 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in July 1958.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV
May 1960

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in May 1960.

A very jolly crew and ground engineer including Captain Jack Milner, originally from Canada pose on the front maintence steps in the hot sunshine.

Photo supplied by Jack's son Geoff.

Note the blue crimplene stewardess uniforms which were the latest fashion then, at least for the summer.

Photo source - Geoff Milner

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
September 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 7 September 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
October 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 5 October 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
October 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at an unknown location in October 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
October 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at an unknown location in October 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
October 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in October 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
May 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany 18 May 1961 having been restored to the standard dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
June 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1961.

Photo Ref V457

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV
September 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 25 September 1961.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVA
June 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathow), Middlesex, London, England in June 1963.

Note the 'Fortes' Morris LD catering van with the pale blue silhouette of a Viscount on the side.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVA
July 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at an unknown location circa July 1963.

Photo source - Piotr Peter Cieslikowski collection

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVA
July 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa July 1963.

Photo source - Tom van den Broeke collection

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVA
July 1964

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 29 July 1964.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVA
August 1965

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). This photo shows one of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines and Rotol Propeller embedded in a field at Jeuk, Belgium 25 August 1965, five days after it disintegrated in mid-air.

Photo source - R Becker

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