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BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:06 am

Hi.
Since I track all the aircraft name in my photographed list I came across "Chatham Historic Dockyard". Most of the BA planes have this name. Why? Can't be the real name like LH's "Berlin", "Dresden" and so on. Can anybody clarify? I'm a bit confused.


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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:20 am

"Chatham Historic Dockyard" is the name given to the current livery by BA.

If my memory serves me correctly,it was originally designed for Concorde at the time the rest of the fleet was being painted in the World liveries.

Following the decision to scrap the gorgeous World schemes,Chatham was adapted and used fleet-wide.

I hope this clarifies matters somewhat.
 
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:46 am

Concorde's last livery was, indeed, "Chatham Historic Dockyard". When BA had the 'World Images' liveries, the different liveries were spread around the fleet except for Concorde. Concorde was only to wear CHD. There was brief discussion that Concorde would also wear the "US" world image ("Waves of the City") but the concern was raised that it wouldn't look right if a UK high ranking gov't official or member of the Royal Family were to arrive on a state visit on a Concorde emblazoned with a symbol of another country.

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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:56 am

Chatham Naval Dockyard used to produce all the flags and signals used by the Royal Navy including the "Union Jacks" and "White Ensigns" flown by our Naval vessels.

In 1982 the Royal Navy pulled out of Chatham and the base was turned into a working museum - Chatham Historic Dockyard.
 
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:07 am

Quoting Ollyhuk (Reply 3):
Chatham Naval Dockyard used to produce all the flags and signals used by the Royal Navy including the "Union Jacks" and "White Ensigns" flown by our Naval vessels.

....and the livery used on the tails of BA aircraft is a stylised version of the Union Flag produced at Chatham, hence the name.
 
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:47 am

Quoting Ollyhuk (Reply 3):
Chatham Naval Dockyard used to produce all the flags and signals used by the Royal Navy including the "Union Jacks" and "White Ensigns" flown by our Naval vessels.

We live and learn!

I never realised how important Chatham used to be in RN terms...now I live in the town it's nice to have a bit more background to it's history!

It's still full of chavs and pikeys though Smile
 
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:55 am

Nelson's flagship HMS Victory (now dry docked in Portsmouth) was built at Chatham
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:37 am

If you want me to be a pedant the Concorde livery was actually called Utopia  Wink
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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:33 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 7):
If you want me to be a pedant the Concorde livery was actually called Utopia

Are you sure? "Utopia" was the the internal BA name for the entire "World Images" project but I don't believe any of the images were names "Utopia".


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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:03 pm

Thanks for clarifying. I thought the current livery is called Union Jack colors, but now I know better.

Thanks again.

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RE: BA And "Chatham Historic Dockyard" What's Behind.

Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:13 pm

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 8):
Are you sure? "Utopia" was the the internal BA name for the entire "World Images" project but I don't believe any of the images were names "Utopia".

Correct. The whole world images rebranding was called 'Project Utopia'. Therefore Chatham Historic Dockyard as originally featured on Concorde is a Utopia tail, but by no means the only one!

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