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Viscount c/n 396

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 396 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-APKF
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Michael Faraday'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1958 shortly after entering service.

Taxiing out for departure is Austrian Airlines OE-LAC (C/N 251).

Photo source - Ron Adams

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
August 1958

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

Photo Ref V378

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
February 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Michael Faraday'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 14 February 1959 near the Queen's Building.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
April 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Michael Faraday'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1960 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa June 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
June 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1964 with passengers boarding via a 1950s Bedford CA steps van.

The very distinctive double-sided terminal building with its integral control tower was opened in May 1939 and was later replaced by a much larger building in another part of the airport.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
July 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa July 1965 on a service to Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Note the dual position registration that was recently introduced.

Photo source - Terry Campbell

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
November 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in November 1965.

Note the dual position registration that was recently introduced.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
March 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1966 with the engines being started.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966.

Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to London after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966.

Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to London after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966.

Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to London after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966.

Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to London after a family holiday on the island.

Chris is at the top of the steps still carrying his bucket, spade and rock pool catch net.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF
August 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa August 1969 undergoing engine ground runs prior to a repaint in Lao Air Lines livery.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969, still carrying its UK registration.

It had just been overhauled and repainted by Marshalls.

The livery was altered before delivery, see later photos.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969, still carrying its UK registration.

It had just been overhauled and repainted by Marshalls.

The livery was altered before delivery, see later photos.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 and still carrying its UK registration.

It had just been overhauled and repainted by Marshalls.

The livery was altered before delivery, see later photos.

Photo source - Chuck Gowling collection

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 and still carrying its UK registration.

It now has the final livery applied.

The titles on the starboard side are in Lao.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 and still carrying its UK registration.

The titles on the port side are in English.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Lao Air Lines
G-APKF
September 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 and still carrying its UK registration.

The titles on the starboard side are in Lao.

It is now nearly ready to depart on delivery.

Note that several BEA 'Red Square' Viscounts are stored in the background, under the care of Marshall's.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Lao Air Lines
XW-TDN
June 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1971.

Note the two Curtiss C-46 Commandos behind.

Roy was a service representative for Vickers (later BAC) based in Australia and often visited Viscount (and later One-Eleven) operators in the Southern Hemisphere.

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Royal Air Lao
XW-TDN
June 1974

Transferred from Lao Air Lines due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1974.

An APC Publications Postcard Ref APC-A27

Photo source - Leon Callaghan

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