109 results found
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Hunting Cargo Airlines
Aircraft Name:Swiftsure
City / Airport:London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1993
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:22068Submit Correction
View count: 89
Of the six Merchantman freighters flown by Air Bridge over the 80s and early 90s, this is the only one that went on to be operated in full Hunting Cargo colours. Wfu at EMA 2.95, broken up 5.97 and nose to East Midlands Aeropark
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Hunting Cargo Airlines
City / Airport:London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
Photo Date:May 1993
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Hunting Cargo Airlines
Aircraft Name:Swiftsure
City / Airport:London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1993
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:22068Submit Correction
View count: 89
Of the six Merchantman freighters flown by Air Bridge over the 80s and early 90s, this is the only one that went on to be operated in full Hunting Cargo colours. Wfu at EMA 2.95, broken up 5.97 and nose to East Midlands Aeropark
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Hunting Cargo Airlines
City / Airport:London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
Photo Date:May 1993
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVR
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):739
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
Aircraft Name:Dedali
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21958Submit Correction
View count: 172
Looking lovely prior to delivery to Indonesia, this Vanguard (originally CF-TKP in 1961) was finally scrapped at Perpignan as Europe Aero Services' F-BXOG
Registration / Serial:PK-MVR
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):739
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:April 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVR
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):739
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
Aircraft Name:Dedali
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21958Submit Correction
View count: 172
Looking lovely prior to delivery to Indonesia, this Vanguard (originally CF-TKP in 1961) was finally scrapped at Perpignan as Europe Aero Services' F-BXOG
Registration / Serial:PK-MVR
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):739
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:April 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21947Submit Correction
View count: 70
Seen here leaving Southend after maintenance, this Vanguard sadly crashed 15 kms S of BSL in bad weather whilst on an attempted approach after a charter flight from BRS on 10.4.73
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21947Submit Correction
View count: 70
Seen here leaving Southend after maintenance, this Vanguard sadly crashed 15 kms S of BSL in bad weather whilst on an attempted approach after a charter flight from BRS on 10.4.73
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVC
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21794Submit Correction
View count: 74
In close company with G-BAMX (PK-MVW), this was one of eight Vanguards leased or bought by Merpati in the Seventies, four ex-Air Canada and four ex-BEA. Originally CF-TKU to TCA in 11.62, became G-AZNG with Air Holdings in 2.72 and leased to Air Trader (SE-FTI) for the latter half of the year. To PK-MVC 8.73 but officially back to G-AZNG 4.74, then F-BVUY for EAS in 11.74. Bought back by Merpati in 3.81, this time as PK-MVA and stored at JKT from 11.85 (see my 1983 shot), being scrapped by 1994
Registration / Serial:PK-MVC
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVC
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21794Submit Correction
View count: 74
In close company with G-BAMX (PK-MVW), this was one of eight Vanguards leased or bought by Merpati in the Seventies, four ex-Air Canada and four ex-BEA. Originally CF-TKU to TCA in 11.62, became G-AZNG with Air Holdings in 2.72 and leased to Air Trader (SE-FTI) for the latter half of the year. To PK-MVC 8.73 but officially back to G-AZNG 4.74, then F-BVUY for EAS in 11.74. Bought back by Merpati in 3.81, this time as PK-MVA and stored at JKT from 11.85 (see my 1983 shot), being scrapped by 1994
Registration / Serial:PK-MVC
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):719
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
Aircraft Name:Superb
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1990
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21646Submit Correction
View count: 62
'Superb' by name, superb by nature. One of my favourite aircraft, now preserved just a couple of miles from where I then lived - great memories of some rides LHR-BRU around the time of this shot, then of seeing her arrive on the shortened runway at Brooklands for the museum on 17.10.96 (lamp posts were temporarily removed specially from the road outside) - the last ever flight of a Vanguard
Registration / Serial:G-APEP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):719
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:May 1990
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):719
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
Aircraft Name:Superb
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1990
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21646Submit Correction
View count: 62
'Superb' by name, superb by nature. One of my favourite aircraft, now preserved just a couple of miles from where I then lived - great memories of some rides LHR-BRU around the time of this shot, then of seeing her arrive on the shortened runway at Brooklands for the museum on 17.10.96 (lamp posts were temporarily removed specially from the road outside) - the last ever flight of a Vanguard
Registration / Serial:G-APEP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):719
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:May 1990
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APER
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):720
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Aircraft Name:Amethyst
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21454Submit Correction
View count: 92
Seen here pulling away from Heathrow's 28R, this is one of the Vanguards that didn't go on to enjoy a new life as a Merchantman . A fraction of a second later to clear the tail marks would have been nice, but still the best shot of the very few I have of BEA's classic red box scheme
Registration / Serial:G-APER
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):720
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:August 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APER
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):720
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Aircraft Name:Amethyst
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21454Submit Correction
View count: 92
Seen here pulling away from Heathrow's 28R, this is one of the Vanguards that didn't go on to enjoy a new life as a Merchantman . A fraction of a second later to clear the tail marks would have been nice, but still the best shot of the very few I have of BEA's classic red box scheme
Registration / Serial:G-APER
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):720
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:August 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 951 Vanguard
C/n (msn):705
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21089Submit Correction
View count: 112
Here is the third Vanguard to be built, towards the end of her life but still in the classic BEA red square livery. FF 7.59 at Weybridge and exhibited at that year's Farnborough show before leaving for tropical and high altitude trials in Africa (KRT & JNB) with demonstration flights on the way back at Salisbury, Nairobi, Cairo & Beirut. Delivered to BEA 3.61; wfu 6.73 and b/u at LHR. TT 23,853 hrs
Registration / Serial:G-APEB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 951 Vanguard
C/n (msn):705
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:September 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 951 Vanguard
C/n (msn):705
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21089Submit Correction
View count: 112
Here is the third Vanguard to be built, towards the end of her life but still in the classic BEA red square livery. FF 7.59 at Weybridge and exhibited at that year's Farnborough show before leaving for tropical and high altitude trials in Africa (KRT & JNB) with demonstration flights on the way back at Salisbury, Nairobi, Cairo & Beirut. Delivered to BEA 3.61; wfu 6.73 and b/u at LHR. TT 23,853 hrs
Registration / Serial:G-APEB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 951 Vanguard
C/n (msn):705
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:September 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVF
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):711
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1978
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20836Submit Correction
View count: 71
Here in the second of the three colour schemes worn by Merpati Vanguards, PK-MVF was the former G-APEH of BEA which had the name "Audacious". Stored at JKT from 1.81 and later scrapped
Registration / Serial:PK-MVF
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):711
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)
Photo Date:November 1978
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVF
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):711
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1978
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20836Submit Correction
View count: 71
Here in the second of the three colour schemes worn by Merpati Vanguards, PK-MVF was the former G-APEH of BEA which had the name "Audacious". Stored at JKT from 1.81 and later scrapped
Registration / Serial:PK-MVF
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953 Vanguard
C/n (msn):711
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)
Photo Date:November 1978
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKU
Fleetnumber:921
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:(Air Canada)
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20735Submit Correction
View count: 116
Got to see this ex Air Canada Vanguard in lots of different identities in her later career - see my other shots uploaded
Registration / Serial:CF-TKU
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:(Air Canada)
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKU
Fleetnumber:921
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:(Air Canada)
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20735Submit Correction
View count: 116
Got to see this ex Air Canada Vanguard in lots of different identities in her later career - see my other shots uploaded
Registration / Serial:CF-TKU
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:(Air Canada)
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1981
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20493Submit Correction
View count: 62
I was lucky enough to get a couple of memorable rides up front in sister-ship "Superb" before she was retired to Brooklands, where the nose section of G-APEJ is also preserved. The nose of this aircraft 'Echo Sierra' is preserved at East Midlands
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:April 1981
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1981
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20493Submit Correction
View count: 62
I was lucky enough to get a couple of memorable rides up front in sister-ship "Superb" before she was retired to Brooklands, where the nose section of G-APEJ is also preserved. The nose of this aircraft 'Echo Sierra' is preserved at East Midlands
Registration / Serial:G-APES
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):721
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:April 1981
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:SE-FTI
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Air Trader
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20402Submit Correction
View count: 69
A nice line of classics, typical of Southend in the Seventies. SE-FTI didn't last long as such and went on to Merpati, EAS and back to Merpati again. Next is G-BAMX looking as though it is badly corroded - broken up a year later. Then ex-EPA Carvair CF-EPW and Aer Turas DC-4 EI-ARS with UN High Commissioner for Refugees titles
Registration / Serial:SE-FTI
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Air Trader
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:SE-FTI
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Air Trader
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20402Submit Correction
View count: 69
A nice line of classics, typical of Southend in the Seventies. SE-FTI didn't last long as such and went on to Merpati, EAS and back to Merpati again. Next is G-BAMX looking as though it is badly corroded - broken up a year later. Then ex-EPA Carvair CF-EPW and Aer Turas DC-4 EI-ARS with UN High Commissioner for Refugees titles
Registration / Serial:SE-FTI
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Air Trader
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:July 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVA
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
Aircraft Name:Ngarau
City / Airport:Jakarta - Kemayoran (WIID / JKT) (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:December 1983
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20401Submit Correction
View count: 103
First leased by Merpati in 1974 in their eye-catching yellow and blue scheme as PK-MVC, this Vanguard returned to Indonesia in 1981 when bought from the French carrier Europe Air Service and ended its days there
Registration / Serial:PK-MVA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Jakarta - Kemayoran (WIID / JKT) (closed)
Photo Date:December 1983
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:PK-MVA
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
Aircraft Name:Ngarau
City / Airport:Jakarta - Kemayoran (WIID / JKT) (closed)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:December 1983
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20401Submit Correction
View count: 103
First leased by Merpati in 1974 in their eye-catching yellow and blue scheme as PK-MVC, this Vanguard returned to Indonesia in 1981 when bought from the French carrier Europe Air Service and ended its days there
Registration / Serial:PK-MVA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):744
Operator / Titles:Merpati Nusantara Airlines - MNA
City / Airport:Jakarta - Kemayoran (WIID / JKT) (closed)
Photo Date:December 1983
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19935Submit Correction
View count: 64
Seen here under maintenance a couple of months before my departure shot of the same aircraft, this is the ill-fated Vanguard that crashed on approach to Basle on 10.4.73 while operating a charter; less than a third of the 145 occupants survived, mainly in the tail section
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19935Submit Correction
View count: 64
Seen here under maintenance a couple of months before my departure shot of the same aircraft, this is the ill-fated Vanguard that crashed on approach to Basle on 10.4.73 while operating a charter; less than a third of the 145 occupants survived, mainly in the tail section
Registration / Serial:G-AXOP
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):745
Operator / Titles:Invicta International Airlines
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:TF-JEJ
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):727
Operator / Titles:Thor Air Cargo
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19495Submit Correction
View count: 88
This V.952 was first CF-TKD with TCA operating their inaugural westbound Trans Canada service with the type on 1.2.61 from Montreal to Vancouver. Sold to Air Holdings by Air Canada in 7.69 becoming G-AXOY. After a lease to Air Viking in 1970, to Thor from 2-6.71 (also had TF-JES). With Invicta 5.72-11.75 and operated the UK's last Vanguard passenger service, a LTN-LTN charter on 26.10.75. Bought by EAS as F-BXOH but never entered service being used for spares at Perpignan; broken up by the Eighties
Registration / Serial:TF-JEJ
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):727
Operator / Titles:Thor Air Cargo
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:TF-JEJ
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):727
Operator / Titles:Thor Air Cargo
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19495Submit Correction
View count: 88
This V.952 was first CF-TKD with TCA operating their inaugural westbound Trans Canada service with the type on 1.2.61 from Montreal to Vancouver. Sold to Air Holdings by Air Canada in 7.69 becoming G-AXOY. After a lease to Air Viking in 1970, to Thor from 2-6.71 (also had TF-JES). With Invicta 5.72-11.75 and operated the UK's last Vanguard passenger service, a LTN-LTN charter on 26.10.75. Bought by EAS as F-BXOH but never entered service being used for spares at Perpignan; broken up by the Eighties
Registration / Serial:TF-JEJ
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):727
Operator / Titles:Thor Air Cargo
City / Airport:Southend (EGMC / SEN)
Photo Date:May 1971
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:F-BTYC
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):743
Operator / Titles:EAS - Europe Aero Service
City / Airport:Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:25 October 1973
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:17936Submit Correction
View count: 75
This aircraft was formerly CF-TKT. It was withdrawn from use at Perpignan in 1977 and broken up in 1980. The original slide has faded really badly
Registration / Serial:F-BTYC
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):743
Operator / Titles:EAS - Europe Aero Service
City / Airport:Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)
Photo Date:25 October 1973
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:F-BTYC
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):743
Operator / Titles:EAS - Europe Aero Service
City / Airport:Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:25 October 1973
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:17936Submit Correction
View count: 75
This aircraft was formerly CF-TKT. It was withdrawn from use at Perpignan in 1977 and broken up in 1980. The original slide has faded really badly
Registration / Serial:F-BTYC
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):743
Operator / Titles:EAS - Europe Aero Service
City / Airport:Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)
Photo Date:25 October 1973
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:G-APET
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):722
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 June 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:16955Submit Correction
View count: 62
Registration / Serial:G-APET
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):722
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:9 June 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:G-APET
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):722
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 June 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:16955Submit Correction
View count: 62
Registration / Serial:G-APET
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):722
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:9 June 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEK
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):714
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
Aircraft Name:Dreadnought
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 February 1987
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:16458Submit Correction
View count: 66
"Dreadnought" was delivered new to BEA as a Vanguard in September 1961. Converted to Merchantman cargo in February 1970 and sold to Air Bridge in November 1979. Withdrawn at EMA and scrapped in 1990.
Registration / Serial:G-APEK
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):714
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)
Photo Date:21 February 1987
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEK
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):714
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
Aircraft Name:Dreadnought
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 February 1987
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:16458Submit Correction
View count: 66
"Dreadnought" was delivered new to BEA as a Vanguard in September 1961. Converted to Merchantman cargo in February 1970 and sold to Air Bridge in November 1979. Withdrawn at EMA and scrapped in 1990.
Registration / Serial:G-APEK
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):714
Operator / Titles:Air Bridge
City / Airport:Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)
Photo Date:21 February 1987
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKM
Fleetnumber:913
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):736
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:5 September 1971
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:15626Submit Correction
View count: 113
Taking the departure wave off at Toronto's old terminal 1. While this one was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1961, all of the Vanguards were withdrawn by 1972. It was broken up at Montreal in 1973.
Registration / Serial:CF-TKM
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):736
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)
Photo Date:5 September 1971
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKM
Fleetnumber:913
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):736
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:5 September 1971
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:15626Submit Correction
View count: 113
Taking the departure wave off at Toronto's old terminal 1. While this one was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1961, all of the Vanguards were withdrawn by 1972. It was broken up at Montreal in 1973.
Registration / Serial:CF-TKM
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):736
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)
Photo Date:5 September 1971
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKA
Fleetnumber:901
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):724
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:26 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:12875Submit Correction
View count: 59
An early morning scene on the AC apron as Vanguard fleet number 901 is preparing for an early departure from Toronto amongst the morning shadows. It served Trans Canada Airlines and Air Canada from November 1961 until retired in August 1973 and broken up at Montreal. DC-9-32 CF-TMI is parked next to the Vanguard.
Registration / Serial:CF-TKA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):724
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)
Photo Date:26 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:CF-TKA
Fleetnumber:901
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):724
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:26 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:12875Submit Correction
View count: 59
An early morning scene on the AC apron as Vanguard fleet number 901 is preparing for an early departure from Toronto amongst the morning shadows. It served Trans Canada Airlines and Air Canada from November 1961 until retired in August 1973 and broken up at Montreal. DC-9-32 CF-TMI is parked next to the Vanguard.
Registration / Serial:CF-TKA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 952 Vanguard
C/n (msn):724
Operator / Titles:Air Canada
City / Airport:Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)
Photo Date:26 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEJ
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):713
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 May 1976
Photo by:Daniel TannerContact
Photo ID:10471Submit Correction
View count: 129
First flight was on 16th Aug. 1961. delivered to BEA on 18th Aug. 1961 as G-APEJ was then employed by British Airways 1st. Apr. 1974 left the fleet to join Air Bridge Carriers on 13th Dec. 1979 Once again left their fleet and went to Hunting Cargo Airlines on 15th. Aug. 1992 later to be scrapped.
Registration / Serial:G-APEJ
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):713
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:15 May 1976
Photo by:Daniel TannerContact
Registration / Serial:G-APEJ
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):713
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 May 1976
Photo by:Daniel TannerContact
Photo ID:10471Submit Correction
View count: 129
First flight was on 16th Aug. 1961. delivered to BEA on 18th Aug. 1961 as G-APEJ was then employed by British Airways 1st. Apr. 1974 left the fleet to join Air Bridge Carriers on 13th Dec. 1979 Once again left their fleet and went to Hunting Cargo Airlines on 15th. Aug. 1992 later to be scrapped.
Registration / Serial:G-APEJ
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):713
Operator / Titles:British Airways Cargo
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
Photo Date:15 May 1976
Photo by:Daniel TannerContact