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1 - Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:34 pm

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Nick Nicholls

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I spent 3 years at Brize Norton working in the RAF VC10 and did the VC10 Aerosystems course. My father was a Captain on 10 Sqn at the time, which operated the VC10.

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2 - Friday, October 18, 2019 2:33 am

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David Anderson

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Melbourne, Australia

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I witnessed the unloading of Freddie Lakers Rolls Royce at Entebbe (where I incidentally had learned to fly). The furniture had been stripped out of the VC10 First Class cabin section. I flew back to UK (Gatwyck) via Nairobi, spending part of the flight with the crew in the cockpit. I was later part of the development test team on the Concorde project at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics in Hatfield.

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3 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:03 pm

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Chris Doyle

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Hungerford

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Co-Pilot /Navigator for BOAC on VC10’s 1969 - 1976. As part of our ground school course, I remember visiting the hangar to be shown around the VC10 which had been sold to Nigerian Airways.

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4 - Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:35 pm

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Kyriakos Lampropoulos

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Greece

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Excellent site. Amazing information. Really found a lot of data, for modelling purposes too

Keep up the good work

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5 - Saturday, August 31, 2019 7:43 pm

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Paul Chapman

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United Kingdom

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Hi, just came across this and have been reading the wing design bit with interest. I was an apprentice at Weybridge 1966 to '72 so helped build the VC10s. I worked in the tunnels and in Fluid Motion Group before and after Cranfield (it was all National High Lift, BAC311 and Europlane by then). One thing that puzzled me...seen in the tunnels but never explained, was the VC10 3D wing with saw tooth cut-outs on the rear wing surface. Any idea what they were up to? Weybridge was in a bad place when I came back from Cranfield so I left...to the RAE and then finding my way back into Industry. VC10s....there are so many stories about Weybridge!

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6 - Friday, August 23, 2019 10:29 pm

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Richard Tilden

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United Kingdom

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Interested in the forum as flew VC10's between Kampala / Nairobi in 60's / 70's

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7 - Friday, August 16, 2019 2:31 am

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Kenneth Durkin

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UK

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joined 1971 as cadet EO. retired 1999 ex VC10, Tristar, DC10. 13000 hours missing VC10

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8 - Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:17 pm

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Steve Clements

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UK

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Hi
I served on No 101 Squadron twice for a total 13 years between 1986 - 2000. One addition for ZA149. On the 10 July 1999 the last surviving WW1 member of 101 Squadron died aged 99. On 29th Sept 1918 during a raid on the railway junction and station at Busigny, Lt. Anderson indulged in a feat of wing walking. On reaching the target the bombs would not release so Lt Dougie Anderson crawled out along the bottom wing and dropped the bombs by hand! Anderson was congratulated for plucky work by the GOC.He was the oldest (aged 99) and last Squadron WW1 survivor. In his honour ZA149 was named after him This was the first 101 Squadron VC10 to be named. I do not know for how long it retained the name.

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