Aviation Photo #5642873 Vickers Vanguard - BEA - British European Airways

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BEA had a contract with Luqa Airport to hold training flights for its Vanguards. G-APES had four sessions of training flights there in the 1960s, and also was a frequent visitor to Luqa during regular scheduled BEA passenger services. G-APES flew for BEA from 1962 - 70, then was converted to a Merchantman. It soldiered on until retirement and salvage by Hunting Cargo Airlines on 4 Feb 95, leaving G-APEP as the last airworthy Vanguard.
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    Dan Clark
    BEA - British European Airways
    Vickers Vanguard
    Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
    Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
    Luqa - Malta International
    April 28, 1964
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