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Memorabelia - Vickers & BAC

Vickers/BAC had to sell the VC10 to its customers and created quite a campaign. This page is dedicated to brochures and artifacts from that time.

VC10 Progress Jigsaw Puzzle

Retirement Prints

The Magnificent VC10

Vickers/BAC VC10 Promotional Brochure


VC10 Progress Jigsaw Puzzle

Issued in the early sixties this jigsaw puzzle shows various photos from the development of the VC10, from design to flight. Although not strictly a Vickers promotional item it did show the public what went on behind the scenes to get the VC10 design into the air.

   

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Retirement Prints

When Vickers/BAC personnel retired, they often received a framed print that was signed by all their colleagues. There are many variants around, each different as a range of related prints was available and the team that signed it differed for each retirement. The prints below are all in the care of the Brooklands Museum. Get in touch if you recognise any signatures/names. An example of a British Airways themed one is here.


Photo J. Hieminga

Photo J. Hieminga

Photo J. Hieminga

1. The Brooklands theme of this print suggests that it was presented to someone who worked here.
2. Retirement present from the colleagues of George Tanner, who worked in the Vickers Machine shop during the years of VC10 production.
3. This print shows a Super VC10 landing at Wisley. Unfortunately, the original recipient is not known.

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The Magnificent VC10

A promotional brochure from BAC that built on the popularity that the Super VC10 had created within its first year of service. They also used the catchphrase 'The Magnificent VC10' on a smaller brochure that was printed in two different colours.

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Vickers/BAC VC10 Promotional Brochure

A brochure issued by Vickers in 1961 describing the virtues of the VC10 and Super VC10 designs. 

Images copyright BAE SYSTEMS via P. Robinson

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