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Viscount c/n 289

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 289 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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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
August 1956

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

This shows the forward fuselage section (less the cockpit) now mated to the fuselage centre section skeletal frame.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4808 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
August 1956

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956.

This shows the rear fuselage section under construction.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4810 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
November 1956

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 November 1956.

This shows the complete fuselage under construction with the cockpit section now added, without the fairing.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5097 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
December 1956

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late December 1956.

This shows the complete fuselage still without the cockpit fairing.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5338 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
April 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1957.

It is undergoing engine ground running to check the power readings.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5942 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
May 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 22 May 1957.

It is being prepared for delivery to Dublin, Ireland.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6065 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1957 as a publicity photo.

Note the Rolls-Royce ambulance.

Photo source - Ken Byrnes collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
September 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 5 September 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

In the background is an Icelandair Viscount and a Lufthansa Convair 440.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
October 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
April 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at a very wet London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 9 April 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

In the background there are two BEA Viscounts and a lot of construction work.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
July 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England in July 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

In the background are three BEA Viscounts.

Photo source - Nick Coleman

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
May 1960

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England in May 1960 arriving at a stand near the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The engineer in the lower right is already getting ready to push his maintenance steps out to the front door of the aircraft even before the passenger steps have been brought out to the rear door.

In the background is BEA Viscount G-APJU (C/N 413) which has not yet been painted in the new 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
April 1962

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa April 1962 on a stand near the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the Foden 'ESSO' fuel bowser.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1962

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin circa June 1962 in the third livery with revised titles and about to depart from the gate.

Photo source - Ray Flynn collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1963

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1963.

The aircraft behind are an Aer Lingus Fokker F27-100 Friendship and a Boeing 720.

This is a modern limited edition Flying Cards Postcard No.112.

Photo source - Joe Carroll collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
August 1963

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in August 1963 in the third Aer Lingus Viscount livery with revised titles.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
November 1963

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland on the 7 November 1963 with the Beatles pop group disembarking, led by Paul McCartney with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr following behind. They had arrived from London and were performing that evening at the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin.

Photo source - Lensmen Dublin

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
March 1964

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England on the 6 March 1964 in the fourth Aer Lingus Viscount livery with a BOAC de Havilland Comet and a BEA Viscount in the background.

The Aer Lingus service van in the foreground is a Hillman Husky.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
August 1964

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1964 departing from stand 14 opposite the the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
October 1964

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 6 October 1964.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1965

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1965.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
March 1966

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England on the 11 March 1966 parked on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the Bedford CA vans converted to become mobile steps.

Photo source - legspinner93 (flickr)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in June 1967 in the fourth Aer Lingus livery awaiting its passengers for the return service to Dublin, Ireland.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
September 1969

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland Pier B in September 1969.

The two black and yellow support vehicles are a Ford Anglia 105E estate and Morris Mini Countryman.

Photo source - David Harding

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
June 1970

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJI
May 1971

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Gall'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in May 1971 near a back road awaiting its fate along with several others.

It wasn't scrapped until May 1972.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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