16 July 2019
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Viscount history

Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.

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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by contributor

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from the Ed Jones collection
BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from
the Ed Jones collection

To all of our contributors we say a big thank you

The Vickers Viscount Network would not have been possible without the generous support of the people listed here who contributed their photos to the museum. To them and future contributors we say a big thank you.

Our ultimate aim is to have an image of every single aircraft in every livery that it operated, together with images showing significant moments in each aircrafts life.

Any photograph, even a poor quality one, that shows an unique part of an aircrafts history is better than not having one at all. Our graphic systems can restore all but the worst image. This target will probably never be totally fulfilled, but with your help it could come close.


Displayed will be all the Viscount photos that we have on file from the selected contributor.

BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGQ c/n 54
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CF-TGQ - Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) - June 1955 to March 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '609'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1955 on the production line. The aircraft behind are CF-TGR (C/N 55) and CF-TGS (C/N 56). Vickers Photo Ref MP2436 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGQ
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 54, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGQ and first flew on Friday, 27 May 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by William C Wold & Associates and Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)

Its final owner/operator was Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG) as F-BMCF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and donated to a technical school at Merville-Calonne Airfield, near Lille, France in July 1975.

Externally restored by the technical students in 2006.

Noted still in existence 11 May 2015 but in poor external condition.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 54 CF-TGQ
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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