G-AHPC   Vickers 610 Viking I                              (c/n  133)


                                   This early Mk I Viking ("Vassal") of British European Airways was withdrawn from use and stored
                                   at Ringway Airport in October 1947.   Alan Scholefield's rare shot (above) was taken a year later
                                   just before it was sold to Field Aircraft Services for refurbishing and service with Hunting Air Travel.
                                   It was later used on troop transport contracts and given the RAF serial XF764.  After service with
                                   Hunting-Clan Airservices, Tradair and Air Safaris it was broken up at Hurn-Bournemouth in 1962.