VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7037 posts, RR: 17 Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14513 times:
I've doine several searches and can find nothing.
Almost two weeks ago - on Monday 28 May - BA issued a press release that starts:
"Jubilee Jumbo to take flight
"One of British Airways’ fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.
"Designed by 11-year-old Blue Peter winner, Katherine Dewar from Chester, the official logo has been emblazoned on the side of the British Airways aircraft alongside the words, 'Congratulations, Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee'."
Aww someone didn't get tickets did they? I was lucky and got some, nothing epic but am looking forward to being a part of something, just as I enjoyed being on the river and on the Mall last week.
It's a London thing, and the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics are not the same gig at all.
BA have a number of these logos, £25 Millions raised for charity, AIR FORCE SCRUM, FACE TO FACE and now the DIamond Jubilee of HM. They tend not to be too large.
aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1471 posts, RR: 15 Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3039 times:
A truly half-hearted effort by British Airways to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. This is at best equal to the equally half-heart effort in flaunting its Change For Good programme.
If you so much as blink when the plane passes you, or if the sun's rays caused a reflection in that area of the forward fuselage, you would not have seen that tiny sticker.
Surely 60 Glorious Years on the throne deserves a better show from BA. Then again, look at how the "To fly, To Serve" campaign fizzled out.
I can only hope that BA is thinking of something really patriotic, really stunning and really beautiful this time next year when the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty's coronation comes along.
which is perhaps too recent for any photo of it in Union Flag livery to be in the data base. But all carry the crest. It does not appear to be on stickers as it has only appeared on aircraft when they have been re-painted.
ual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2602 times:
Quoting by738 (Reply 8): Perhaps shows some of the overall lack of enthusiasm for the UK Olympics.
By whom exactly? Not the British thats for sure who have been out in there thousands watching the flame being carried all around the British Isles. School kids up and down the country are doing their own things for the event. Please dotn stereo type all of us just because you might not be excited by it.
That said I believe that BA have made a "poor" effort here in promoting the Jubilee on the aircraft. Not many people are going to see that unless they are up close and even at an airport that the stand will stop any passengers viewing it as the get off and on the plane.
I would have loved to have seen a special olympic livery on a BA 744 though.
by738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2117 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
Quoting ual777uk (Reply 17): Please dotn stereo type all of us just because you might not be excited by it.
My personal enthusiasm is of no concern, These are the views of many others widely publicised. "Thousands" in a country of millions fails to support your argument. But this is all off topic you'll agree....
skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 2811 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
It's not even your country so why are you being so miserable? Stories sell, like stories of little interest before the silver, golden and diamond jubilees. All great succeses in spite of a lack of enthusiasm in the run up. It's preposterous, utterly skewed (sure you're not British?) to say as so many do, that you're not excited about the Olympic Games being held in one of the world's great cities. Wait and see then watch thode whiney faced turn upside down.
This is incredibly off topic.
There's nought so queer as folk.....
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7037 posts, RR: 17 Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
Quoting by738 (Reply 18): These are the views of many others widely publicised. "Thousands" in a country of millions fails to support your argument.
Read into press reports what you like. There are many stories about disinterest and lack of enthusiasm for the London Olympics, particularly in those parts of the UK that are at some distance from the "London centric" games.
And then the media is surprised to find that their widely reported lack of enthusiasm turns out to be simply totally wrong.
Here is one example where the previously reported lack of enthusiasm in North Wales proved to be very wide of the mark.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7037 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Quoting aviasian (Reply 14): A truly half-hearted effort by British Airways to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. This is at best equal to the equally half-heart effort in flaunting its Change For Good programme.
In this particular case BA have chosen to use the official - repeat "OFFICIAL" - Royal Diamond Jubilee emblem as revealed on "The official website of the British Monarchy" last February:
together with their own message of congratulations. I woul;d have thought that most people would consider that using the official logo approved by Her Majesty to be entirely appropriate for the occasion.
Of course you are entitled to your personal view that the offical logo as "half-hearted". But, nevertheless, that is exactly what is on the nose of G-BYGF. In my mind it reflects perfectly the reserved conservatism of both the British Monarchy and of British Airways while emphasising that the future is our children..