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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 290

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 290 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-AJJ
October 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7036 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
October 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7162 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
December 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957.

It is awaiting another test flight on a cold and frosty morning.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7397 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
December 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
December 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7427 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
December 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957.

Another Viscount is being used for this photo sortie.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7429 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
December 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957.

This image was issued as a period postcard by Vickers.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
June 1958

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
August 1958

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa August 1958.

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

Photo source - Pete Cannon via Tom Singfield

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
June 1959

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

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
September 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England in September 1959. Photo Ref V273

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
June 1960

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1960 in a later livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
August 1961

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in August 1961.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
May 1962

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England in May 1962.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
March 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in March 1967 in a later livery and about to depart from the gate. In the background in an Aer Lingus Boeing 707 which operated their transatlantic services.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AJJ
June 1969

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Columban'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1969.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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