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883 - Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:00 am

Name:

Gary Hansford

Location:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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What a super site. Apprentice 'fitter erector' at Vickers Weybridge from 64 to 69 and stayed on until the last east African 10 flew off. Then to BOAC / BA until 1986, spent 11 years on permanent nights on D checks. Now with Emirates Airline in Dubai. Had a vist from a RAF 10 last month, did the hairs stand up or what !!

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884 - Saturday, June 7, 2003 11:54 pm

Name:

Dean Mitchell

Location:

London England

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Comments:

What a great site>
I fell in love with the VC10 when my family moved to Brentford in '69 and I saw this beautiful airliner for the first time. Spent many a happy summer holiday spotting the VC10 at Heathrow.
But I have been lucky in that I have been to Alvescot and spent a week or too running into the garden to see these still beautiful craft flying in and out of Brise Norton.

Keep up the good work

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885 - Wednesday, June 4, 2003 4:03 pm

Name:

Phil Russell

Location:

Plymouth

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Comments:

Hi I was a steward on 10 squdn from 71 to 75 the fantastic time got payed for lying on the beach in Cyprus Gan and lost of funn in Honkers in the Speak Easy nr the Park Hotel good old days exelent plain enjoied every minute I now and ever since have to work for a living.

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886 - Sunday, June 1, 2003 5:53 pm

Name:

Chuck Summerville

Location:

Monroeville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Comments:

I have very good and fond memories of RAF Brize Norton.
I was stationed there from January, 1957 until November, 1958 when I was with the USAF Stategic Air Command.
We lived in older 1 story 10 men huts near the end of one runway. I happen to be back in the UK about 14 years ago and I was able to get onto Brize with a 1 day pass. I relived my 17 months there with joy. I remeber entering my barracks and being greeted by a RAF paratrooper. I went to the part of the barracks where my bunk was located and that really brought back memories.
Do you have any pictures of Brize other than the aircraft and hangar pictures?
Does the former Officer's quarters building still exist?
I am trying to put together an album of my USAF history for my children and grandchildren.
Thank you for maintaining this site.

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887 - Monday, May 26, 2003 11:23 pm

Name:

kurt baldwin

Location:

winchester/carterton UK

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i'm a VC10 co'pilot in the RAF, i was shown the site by my father who was on the vc10 1971 to 73 with the framptons (pictured in the stories section). The above web site is his.

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888 - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 3:56 pm

Name:

Nicholas Wood

Location:

Toronto

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Comments:

I well remember seeing VC-10's flying out of Nairobi, Kenya as a young lad. Too bad I did not have a camera then. When my family emigrated to canada, we flew out on the then BOAC VC-10 that is now preserved in Germany.

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889 - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 4:42 am

Name:

Kevin Adams

Location:

San Diego, California, USA

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Comments:

I too was a member of the BOAC Junior Jet Club. Although I used my log book for all flights (not just BOAC or BA), my first two entries were VC-10's Reg # G-ARVG and G-ASGC. The first flight was from Dhahran to Rome in 1971 and the second was from London to Dhahran in 1975. My parents were working in Saudi Arabia for the oil company at the time. The most amazing thing is that I have been surfing the internet looking for pictures of planes that I have flown on but what a treat to find your website and to learn that G-ASGC is in fact currently on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford! It's amazing to see one of the most elegant airliners of all time has escaped the scrap heap and even more amazing that this particular example is a plane I've flown one.
Kudos for a great website! ;-)
Keep on flyin!
Kevin

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890 - Monday, May 19, 2003 5:24 am

Name:

Dave Taylor

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VC10 navigator 1996 to 2003. Found the site whilst incredibly bored on duty with a VC10 in the Falklands.

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