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Viscount c/n 253

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Below are the 36 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 253 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-AOHW *
June 1958

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

Photo Ref V357

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Francis Younghusband'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

Note the Swissair Convair 440 on the right.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
March 1963

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

Photo source - Horace Hartill via Andrew Hartill

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
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 undergoing servicing.

Photo source - Raymond Bayliss

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
June 1965

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

Note the dual position registration that was recently introduced.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
April 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 1 April 1968 with 'The Malta Airlines' titles on the cheatline.

This was a joint summer service from London to Malta via Rome.

Note the repositioned registration.

The aircraft in the background is an Aeroflot Tupolev TU-104 from the Soviet Union.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
November 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in November 1968 with 'The Malta Airlines' titles on the cheatline.

This was a joint service from London to Malta via Rome.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
December 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Luqa Airport, Malta 6 December 1968 with 'The Malta Airlines' titles on the cheatline.

This was a joint service from London to Malta via Rome.

Photo source - Victor A Pisani

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
December 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in December 1969 and about to depart from the stand.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
April 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 3 April 1970.

Photo source - Ad Vercruijsse

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
September 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 15 September 1970 in the new 'Flying Union Jack' livery.

Photo source - Ad Vercruijsse

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
June 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1971.

In the background there is a BUA BAC One-Eleven, BEA Airtours de Havilland Comet 4B and a Malév Hungarian Airlines Ilyushin IL-18.

Photo source - John Faulkner

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
September 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 3 September 1971 now with 'Channel Islands' titles and about to depart from the stand.

In the background there is a BCAL Boeing 707 and BAC One-Eleven, a BEA de Havilland Comet 4B and a Donaldson International Airways Boeing 707-321.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
October 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at a typically hazy Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 2 October 1971 in the 'flying union jack' livery with 'Channel Islands' titles now added.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
May 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1972 with a BOAC Boeing 747 in the far background.

Photo Ref V418

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
July 1972

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

All the engines have been started and the tug is ready to push it away from the stand when clearance is given by the ramp operations controller.

The two aircraft behind are a Dan-Air de Havilland Comet 4 and a Modern Air Transport Convair 990.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
August 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 23 August 1972.

Photo source - Michael Blank

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
April 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 7 April 1973.

As the aircraft was about to depart a bomb was reported to be on board.

All the passengers had to be offloaded and they then had to identify their baggage which had been offloaded onto the ramp.

This view shows the police and airport workers now awaiting the all clear.

It turned out to be a hoax call and a spectator on the observation deck was later arrested. An article appeared in the Guernsey Press on the following Monday, 9 April.

Photo source - The Guernsey Press Company Ltd

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHW *
May 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa May 1973.

The aircraft has been pushed back from the stand with all engines running and the engineers are checking something on the nose undercarriage leg before allowing the aircraft to taxy out.

In the background is a British Caledonian Airways BAC One-Eleven Series 201C G-ASJC which was previously operated by British United Airways.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
August 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa August 1973 still in the basic BEA livery.

Photo source - Brisnace collection (flickr)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in Sptember 1973 in the maintenance area.

It now has 'British Airways' titles applied to the BEA livery.

Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1974, now repainted in the full British Airways livery.

Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
June 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1975.

Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
July 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1975.

Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Bruce

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
August 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 4 August 1975.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Lewis Grant

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
September 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in September 1975.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Note the small 'Channel' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Two months later it was withdrawn from service.

Photo source - Phil Rawlings

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHW *
January 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 2 January 1976.

It has been robbed of all useful parts and a few months later was donated to the Airport Fire Service for training use and was finally scrapped in August 1983.

Photo source - Philip Pain

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1979

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 31 March 1979 mounted on brick plinths.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1979

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 31 March 1979 mounted on brick plinths.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1979

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 31 March 1979 mounted on brick plinths.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1981

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa March 1981 mounted on brick plinths.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1981

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa March 1981 mounted on brick plinths.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1981

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa March 1981.

A view of the totally wrecked cabin interior.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
June 1982

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa June 1982 under a very angry sky.

Photo source - Graham Robson

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
June 1983

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in June 1983.

A view of the cockpit interior with the rusty old oil drum still inside.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Newcastle Airport Fire Service
G-AOHW *
March 1983

Donated by British Airways (BA) and used for fire and rescue practice. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in March 1983 now lying on its belly.

It was scrapped in August 1983.

Photo source - Derek Heley

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