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Viscount c/n 311

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Below are the 61 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 311 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-AOYH *
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Harvey'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Photo Ref V367

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYH *
October 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Harvey'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 1 October 1960.

It is parked on a stand in front of the Queen's Building.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYH *
June 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYH *
May 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1965.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYH *
June 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 26 June 1966.

Photo source - Nicholas Denbow

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AOYH *
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

It is about to carry out ground running of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines in a dedicated area with a grass embankment nearby to help reduce the noise.

BKS became part of the British Air Services (BAS) group in 1967, hence the dual titles.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AOYH *
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in June 1970.

The aircraft behind is a British Air Ferries (BAF) Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair awaiting its next load of cars and passengers.

BKS became part of the British Air Services (BAS) group in 1967, hence the dual titles.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AOYH *
May 1971

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 11 May 1971 with an Air France Boeing 727 in the background.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AOYH *
October 1971

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in October 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AOYH
July 1973

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 July 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Ray Pettit

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AOYH *
August 1973

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 10 August 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AOYH *
February 1974

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at a very wet Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in February 1974.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
June 1974

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 8 June 1974.

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

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
September 1976

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 3 September 1976.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
May 1978

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1978 being towed away for maintenance.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
June 1978

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1978.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH
June 1979

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken in the maintenance area at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1979.

Photo source - Glasgow Airport Aviation Enthusiasts Club (GAAEC)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH
June 1980

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 3 June 1980.

Photo source - Kjell Nilsson

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
July 1980

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1980 with a BA BAC One-Eleven in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
February 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken taxiing out for takeoff at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in February 1981 on a very frosty morning.

Note the 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Michael Clarke

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH
June 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1981.

Note the 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Ian Oswald via Martin Stephen

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
June 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Benbecula Airport, Outer Hebrides, an island off the West Coast of Scotland circa June 1981.

Note the 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF), who purchased this aircraft and other BA Viscounts.

Photo source - Bill Innes

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYH *
June 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Benbecula Airport, Outer Hebrides, an island off the West Coast of Scotland circa June 1981.

Photo source - Bill Innes

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Air Algerie
G-AOYH *
April 1982

Leased from Keegan Leasing and Management Ltd. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France in April 1982.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
July 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 2 July 1982.

It has now been repainted in full BAF livery which suggests that it came back from lease earlier than the 30 June date!

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Brian Mells

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
July 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. A publicity photo taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in July 1982 showing the new VIP interior with luxury seats and lounge areas at the front and the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
July 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. A publicity photo taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in July 1982 showing the new VIP interior.

This view shows the lounge area at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
July 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. A publicity photo taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in July 1982 showing the new VIP interior.

This view shows the lounge area at the front of the cabin.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
August 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1982.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
January 1983

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 22 January 1983.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
March 1983

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1983 with 'BMW' logo and 'VIP' titles on the front door.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYH *
March 1983

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1983 with 'BMW' logo and 'VIP' titles on the front door.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
July 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1983 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
July 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken arriving at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 16 July 1983 during the delivery to Canada.

Note the 'VIP' title on the front door which was part of the BAF marketing for this aircraft.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
July 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 16 July 1983 during the delivery to Canada.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
August 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in August 1983.

Note the 'VIP' title on the front door which was part of the BAF marketing for this aircraft.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
July 1984

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Lester B Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 26 July 1984.

The aircraft behind with the green tail is a Lockheed L-188 Electra.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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North Cariboo Flying Service
C-GWPY
September 1984

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada in September 1984.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BNAA
April 1985

Purchased from North Cariboo Air. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 12 April 1985.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

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Tunisavia
G-BNAA
July 1985

Leased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 3 July 1985 operating in full Euroair livery.

Photo source - David Atkinson

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Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BNAA
August 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 3 August 1985.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

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Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BNAA
August 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 3 August 1985.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

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Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BNAA
August 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in August 1985 with G-CSZB (C/N 248) behind.

Also in view is G-AOHT (C/N 168) with Virgin Atlantic, G-AOYG (C/N 256) with Guernsey Airlines and G-AOYR (C/N 266) with British Caledonian.

All the aircraft visible are UK operators, which is unusual.

Tom was an Air Traffic Controller at Gatwick and took this photo from the control tower during an off-duty period.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BNAA
August 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in August 1985 with G-CSZB (C/N 248) behind with Gatwick Handling providing the ground support.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
September 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in September 1985 still in the basic Eurair livery being pushed back from the stand ready for departure.

It was eventually painted in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Derek Ferguson

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
October 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in October 1985 still in the basic Eurair livery.

It was eventually painted in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Alan Gordon

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 3 March 1986 with 'British' titles which were previously used by British Airways.

Note the BAF Ford Transit crew bus in the foreground.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 20 March 1986.

Note the control tower in the background which was opened in 1984, and at the time was the tallest control tower in the UK.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in April 1986.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in April 1986.

Photo source - David Unsworth

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 18 April 1986.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
August 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken departing from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 3 August 1986.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
August 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 27 August 1986.

The aircraft behind are Guernsey Airlines G-BLOA (C/N 259), BAF G-AOYN (C/N 263) and BAF G-APIM (C/N 412) together with Air Ecosse Short SD3-30 G-BKSU.

What a lineup!

Note the new North Terminal under construction in the background, which was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 18 March 1988.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
February 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands during the naming ceremony.

This aircraft was retired from service in May 1987, which must have been unplanned, as it would not have been worth all the effort to give it a name for such a short period!

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
February 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1987 with a ground radar unit in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 12 April 1987.

The nose in the right background belongs to a Channel Express Air Services Handley Page HPR-7 Herald which was also powered by the Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
May 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 2 May 1987.

It is being pushed backed from the gate only a few days before it was retired from service and never flew again.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
May 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 2 May 1987.

It is awaiting the removal of the tow bar only a few days before it was retired from service and never flew again.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in April 1989 minus its Dart engines, outer wings, rudder and elevators.

Photo source - Christian Laugier via John H Mounce collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA
April 1991

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Southampton'. The sad remains taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 3 April 1991.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

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Hanningfield Metals
G-BNAA
July 1991

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1991.

It was broken up for scrap shortly afterwards and taken to their yard at West Hanningfield, Essex, England.

The forward fuselage section was still noted in existence in their yard in February 1994.

What happened to it?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Oates

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