Aviation Photo #0214947 Bristol 175 Britannia 318 - Cubana

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making its regular stop en-route to Gander and Havana.
810   Wales, United Kingdom
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Photo Added: January 19, 2002

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6 years ago
This picture was taken most certainly in Shannon, Ireland as evidenced by the Aer Lingus Irish van in the foreground. My father-in-law may well have been inside this aircraft on his way back to Havana between the years 1958 to 1964. He turns 88 on December 24, 2012 and I will show him this picture. He was an aircraft in-flight mechanic in those years on the Compañía Cubana de Aviación fights from Havana to Europe and South America. He left Cuba in 1964, and now lives near me here in Miami, Florida. This time I will not mention his name or the politics to hopefully get this posted. He flew on registrations CU-T 668, 669, 670, and 671. As you can see, this aircraft is 668. In those days, engineers from England went to Havana to train the Cubans on the Britannia's technology. That was before AND after the current government. Shannon was a refueling stop, but so was Gander, NF Canada, Madeira, and Santa Maria de las Azores. Thank you.

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