G-AHPC Vickers 610 Viking
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of British European Airways was withdrawn from use and stored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
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
Airservices, Tradair and Air Safaris it was broken up at
Hurn-Bournemouth in 1962.