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Viscount c/n 282

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Below are the 58 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 282 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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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
October 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The starboard outer wing is about to be lifted and installed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9461. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
October 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is ZK-BRF (C/N 283) with the tail of EI-AKL (C/N 423) in the left background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9462. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The forward cabin shows that there is a lot of test equipment on board.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9513. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

A closeup of the No.1 and No.2 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines.

The men in suits may well include representatives from NAC.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9514. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The cabin has a lot of test equipment on board for some unknown reason.

The men in suits may well include representatives from NAC.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9515. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
January 1959

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1959 during the test flight phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9704. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
January 1959

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1959 during the test flight phase.

Note the distance measurement equipment (DME) aerials hanging down under the starboard wingtip.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9705. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
October 1961

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken arriving at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 18 October 1961 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Edna Bates

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
December 1960

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand circa December 1960.

Photo source - Wellington Airport Fire Service Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
December 1961

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1961 and about to depart from the ramp.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1962

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken on a marketing photo sortie in New Zealand circa November 1962.

Note the addition of 'VISCOUNT' and 'Jet-Prop' on the tail.

Photo source - Mannering & Donaldson Ltd

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
December 1962

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand circa December 1962 with two Stewardesses showing off their smart summer uniform.

Photo source - New Zealand National Airways Corp Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken in February 1963 and shows Hostess Supervisor Diana Brabant and Chief Hostess Natalie Coe preparing the aircraft for the Royal visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to New Zealand.

The aircraft had been fitted out with pre-fabricated furnishings. Plastic panels for the walls in off-white, the ceiling covered in a doeskin type of fabric, and carpeting of a rich gold colour.

After the visit the fittings were stored for future use.

Photo source - Diana Brabant collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken in February 1963 and shows Chief Hostess Natalie Coe preparing the aircraft for the royal visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to New Zealand.

The aircraft has been fitted out with pre-fabricated furnishings.

Plastic panels for the walls in off-white, the ceiling covered in a doeskin type of fabric, and carpeting of a rich gold colour.

After the visit the fittings were stored for future use.

Photo source - New Zealand National Airways Corp Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken in February 1963 and shows the six crew detailed for the royal visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to New Zealand.

From left to right are Bernie Gardner, F/O Jim Shaw, Natalie Coe (Chief Hostess), Captain Allan Kenning (Chief Pilot), Diana Brabant and F/O Jim Pavitt.

Photo source - Diana Brabant collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 16 February 1963 with her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip de-embarking after arriving from Dunedin during their royal visit.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
June 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand circa June 1963 after a heavy rain shower.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. This publicity shot was taken over Mount Cook, Southern Alps, New Zealand in September 1963 from New Zealand National Airways Corporation Fokker F-27 ZK-BXH.

Photo source - RLW collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. This publicity shot was taken over Mount Cook, Southern Alps, New Zealand in September 1963 from New Zealand National Airways Corporation Fokker F-27 ZK-BXH.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. This publicity shot was taken over Mount Cook, Southern Alps, New Zealand circa September 1963 from another NAC Viscount.

Not the best of angles, resulting in camera lens flare.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. This publicity shot was taken over Mount Cook, Southern Alps, New Zealand circa September 1963 from another NAC Viscount.

Not the best of angles, resulting in camera lens flare.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
June 1964

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand circa June 1964.

Photo source - Mannering & Associates Ltd

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1965

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand 23 November 1965.

A busy scene on the last day of commercial operations from this airport which had now been replaced by Mangere Airport.

Photo source - Whites Aviation

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
January 1966

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken flying over Auckland Harbour, New Zealand circa January 1966.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1972

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in September 1972 in a later livery.

Photo source - Allan Rossmore

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1973

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 6 November 1973.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
February 1974

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken landing at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand circa February 1974.

Photo source - Peter Lewis collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
August 1974

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken stored at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in August 1974.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
September 1974

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 1 September 1974 after what appears to be a good polish of the aluminium areas, presumably prior to its sale viewing.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE
November 1974

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 28 November 1974 with all the NAC titles and logos painted out the day before it was officially sold to the Montgomery Corporation.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Montgomery Corporation
ZK-BRE
March 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 29 March 1975 awaiting maintenance. It had actually arrived in late January and didn't enter a hangar until late April.

Photo source - Fredy Hader

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Montgomery Corporation
VP-LKA
April 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France circa April 1975, now with the Windward Islands registration applied.

It was subsequently leased to Air Caribbean in full livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Air Caribbean
VP-LKA
June 1975

Leased from the Montgomery Corporation. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, St John's, Antigua 10 June 1975.

It never entered service on planned operations from St Kitts to neighbouring Caribbean Islands on behalf of several West German owned clubs and hotels.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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Air Caribbean
VP-LKA
September 1975

Leased from the Montgomery Corporation. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, St John's, Antigua in September 1975.

It never entered service on planned operations from St Kitts to neighbouring Caribbean Islands on behalf of several West German owned clubs and hotels.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Atlas Air System
VP-LAU
April 1976

Purchased from the Montgomery Corporation. Taken stored at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA in April 1976 in a basic Air Caribbean livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Atlas Air System
VP-LAU
September 1977

Purchased from the Montgomery Corporation. Taken stored at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA in September 1977 in a basic Air Caribbean livery.

Photo source - David M Thirlwall

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
April 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa April 1979.

Photo source - Gordon Wilson

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
April 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany 16 April 1979.

Photo source - Frank Ebeling

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken arriving at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 8 May 1979.

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

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 16 May 1979.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken arriving at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa May 1979 with a severe thunderstorm about to erupt.

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

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken departing from Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa May 1979 with a severe thunderstorm now gradually clearing the area.

Note the shallow climb angle, which was often described by flight crews as like taking off in an elevator.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
June 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in June 1979. The large hangar in the background is part of the British Airways maintenace facility where, latterly, most of the Viscount overhauls were carried out in.

Photo source - Ian Grinter

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
June 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in June 1979.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
June 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 12 June 1979 operating a charter flight.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
June 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 15 June 1979.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
July 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1979.

Photo source - Michael Bading

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
July 1979

Purchased from Garnish Best Ltd. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France in July 1979.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Royal American Airways (RA)
G-CSZA
September 1980

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Hampshire, England in September 1980 whilst being prepared for Royal American Airways.

The sale was not completed and the aircraft was ferried to Stansted Airport, Essex, England.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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Royal American Airways (RA)
G-CSZA
September 1980

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Hampshire, England in September 1980 whilst being prepared for Royal American Airways.

The sale was not completed and the aircraft was ferried to Stansted Airport, Essex, England.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
March 1981

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 28 March 1981 still painted in a basic Royal American livery.

Note the 'feathered' propellers.

Photo source - Keith Sowter

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1981

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in May 1981 .

Note the 'feathered' propellers.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
June 1981

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in June 1981.

Note the 'feathered' propellers.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
September 1981

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in September 1981.

Note the 'feathered' propellers.

The aircraft behind is G-BAPE (C/N 341) which actually went to Royal Amrerican Airways but only for a short period.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
January 1982

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England circa January 1982 with the port Rolls-Royce Dart engines now removed.

Photo source - Bill Atkinson

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1982

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 26 May 1982.

It now has a black radome fitted.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZA
May 1982

The sale to Royal American Airways (RA) was not completed. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 30 May 1982.

It was finally scrapped in August 1982 with the forward fuselage section going to the local fire training school.

Photo source - Lewis Grant

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Stansted Airport Fire School
G-CSZA
May 1984

Forward fuselage section donated by Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 19 May 1984.

It is now within the CAA approved fire school compound and is clearly used to practice cutting or hacking through the fuselage skin.

Does anyone know when it was finally scrapped?

Photo source - Derek Heley

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