The prototype Britannia displaying at Farnborough in 1953 wearing the markings of BOAC. First flew 16 August 1952. To 7708M at RAF St Athan in October 1960 for ground instruction and scrapped there in June 1968.
Silver City's Freighter 21 has been partially repainted into RAF-style markings with serial XF662 and with G-AIME deleted from lower fin. This was necessary for flights to and through the Suez Canal Zone where only UK and French military aircraft were officially allowed at that time.
The second example built of the 13-passenger 2-crew transport helicopter powered by two Leonides Major piston engines. Painted in British European Airways markings for display at the 1953 Farnborough Air Show. Sometimes referred to as the "Rotocoach", the type did not enter commercial production.
An Avro test crew demonstrates the Shackleton's single-engine flying abilities as it passes low over the 1953 SBAC Show crowd powered by the outer starboard Griffon alone - the others all being shut down and feathered. WL796 carries an air sea rescue lifeboat under its fuselage.
Silver City Airways' Dakota G-AMYV temporarily masquerading in 'military' marks as 'RAF' XF623 for flights to the Suez Canal Zone, where civilian aircraft were not allowed by the Egyptians. The airline's titles have been deleted - but G-AMYV is still visible below the fin stripes. The a/c served SCA, and its Air Kruise associate, from 04.53 until 01.62.
The prototype Victor first flew on 24.12.52 and is seen displaying at its first Farnborough SBAC show in September 1953, wearing its manufacturers two-tone colour scheme with no underwing roundels. WB771 lost its tailplane due to tail flutter on 14.07.54 and was destroyed in the ensuing fatal crash.