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105 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:54 pm

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Brian Carter

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Georgetown Ontario Canada

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This site brings back many memories for me I was an apprentice at Vickers Armstrong from 1957 to 1962. All the picture s you have of the assembly of the aircraft I know well. The color pictures of the aircraft in the (Cathedral) Assembly Hanger were taken one Sunday morning. We were all called into work to tidy up before the pictures were taken from the overhead crane.
I am very proud to say I worked on the VC 10 and like every person that worked at that factory there was a real sense of pride and achievement when that aircraft rolled down that runway for the first time.

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106 - Friday, July 13, 2012 2:52 pm

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Paul Janicki

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West Sussex

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What an interesting and well built site. I was particularly interested in 7Q-YKH and its history and found it here. A sad ending. But my recollection of YKH was a one hour flight in her at around the time it was at Gatwick for maintainance. The flight was arranged by a group known as Rays Air Travels and was for enthusiasts. A very pleasant hour on board. I do have a model of it so a fond memory.

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107 - Friday, July 6, 2012 5:49 pm

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Andrew Smith

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UK

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I used to fly on the BOAC VC-10 from Lima in Peru to London in the mid 60's. Ever since I fell in love with such a lovely airplane. I have fond memories of such a quiet interior.

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108 - Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:19 pm

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Phil Russell

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Plymouth

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Just looking at some old images of 10Sqn as Cpl Air Steward 1971 -74 and still in touch with that dam piss-head Bob Bentley
they are days never to forget, please can we do one more 4 day Honkers trip just for old times sake with Ging Meany Pat Fitsgerald, Bob Bentley, Ken Gorham and Sqn Leader Ness

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109 - Thursday, July 5, 2012 9:14 pm

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Ian Titcombe

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United Kingdom

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As an eighteen year old apprentice at Vickers, South Marston, Swindon I had the job of drilling rivet holes in the leading edge slats of the VC10 for six months. Not the most taxing of jobs but by golly with the judicious use of the "windy" drill it certainly helped to increase the pay packet due to the bonus system in place. Living in Swindon I still see the odd VC10 around and tell the grandchildren that grandad worked on that plane. Unfortunately it does not mean as much to them as it does to me! Always thought that if they had re-engined it with a RR version it may have held its own but politics as always got in the way of the UK aircraft industry.

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110 - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5:08 pm

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Andrew Marks

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Naseby UK

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XV104 Flew over Naseby today no more than 1000' flaps down and sounding gorgeous! Sadly I didn't have a camera. Looked like she was downwind for Bruntingthorpe her final resting place

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111 - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:22 am

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Peter

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Hamburg/Germany

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Wonderful website about a very interesting jetliner! Congrats!

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112 - Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:57 pm

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Geoffrey D. Robinson

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Fairfield, Ohio, USA

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As a recently retired turbine aerodynamicist from GE, I especially appreciate the aerodynamic design of the VC10. My Dad was a Line Maintenance Manager for BOAC/BA during the '60s & '70s, and I had the pleasure of flying the VC10 on many trips to Trinidad and other places. Thanks for this excellent web site dedicated to a remarkable aircraft & to those who designed, manufactured, flew and maintained it.

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