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Viscount c/n 393

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 393 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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United Arab Airlines (UAA)
SU-AKN
January 1963

Transferred from Misrair - Egyptian Airlines due to a corporate merger with Syrian Arab Airlines. Taken at Cairo Airport, Egypt 14 January 1963.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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United Arab Airlines (UAA)
SU-AKN
June 1964

Transferred from Misrair - Egyptian Airlines due to a corporate merger with Syrian Arab Airlines. Taken at Cairo Airport, Egypt circa June 1964.

Photo source - Petr Popelář

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
SU-AKN
May 1965

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 8 May 1965 inside the British Eagle maintenance hangar shortly after its arrival from Egypt.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
July 1965

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1965 with BEA providing the ground support including a Hillman Husky, Bedford CA mobile steps and Bedford CA Traffic Despatcher van.

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
September 1965

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 September 1965.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
February 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in February 1966.

The Viscount was a weather diversion from London Airport (Heathrow) together with three BEA Vickers Vanguards and a BOAC Vickers VC-10.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
March 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa March 1966.

The aircraft behind is Piaggio P.166B G-ASPC.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
June 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1966.

The hangar in the background with the 'Air India' advertising sign was now being used as a cargo distribution centre and there is a Pan Am Boeing 707 occupying the main ramp area.

Photo source - Leonardo Pin collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
July 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England circa July 1966.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
September 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at an unknown location in September 1966.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
June 1967

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
September 1968

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England 14 September 1968, less than two months before it was removed from service.

Photo source - Chris England

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
December 1968

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken stored at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa December 1968 after its withdrawal from service when the airline ceased operations.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
December 1968

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken stored at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa December 1968 after its withdrawal from service when the airline ceased operations.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
April 1969

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken stored at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa April 1969 after its withdrawal from service when the airline ceased operations.

Useful parts are now being removed for further use on other aircraft.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
April 1969

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken stored at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa April 1969 after its withdrawal from service when the airline ceased operations.

Useful parts are now being removed for further use on other aircraft.

Note the 1198 cc Ford 123E Anglia Super.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
December 1969

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken stored at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa December 1969 after its withdrawal from service when the airline ceased operations.

Useful parts are now being removed for further use on other aircraft.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
January 1970

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa January 1970 being moved to a ramp area previously used by the US Navy when they were based here.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
April 1970

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa April 1970 being moved again to an area where it was finally chopped up for scrap.

Photo source - Lee Mullins

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
May 1970

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in May 1970 in the final stages of being chopped up for scrap.

A shame they didn't keep the forward fuselage section.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
May 1970

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in May 1970 in the final stages of being chopped up for scrap.

A shame they didn't keep the forward fuselage section.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR
May 1970

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in May 1970 in the final stages of being chopped up for scrap.

A shame they didn't keep the forward fuselage section.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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