Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

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Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

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Fond memories of the ear splitting noise of the Tyne engines one these.

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Lovely image. Where was that taken?

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Amp wrote:Lovely image. Where was that taken?


Sorry, that’s a good point - Glasgow in the days when the flying clubs had a key to the gate and an understanding not to wander to far.

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My uncle used to fly the Merchantman for Air Bridge, usually G-APES but flew others on the fleet too!
Lovely to see this photo thanks.

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Lovely shot, I was lucky enough to grab a Jump seat on one from EMA - DUB - SNN and Returned SNN-LHR a few days later. Still have the Airbridge Ticket. Happy times indeed.
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Lovely shot, I was lucky enough to grab a Jump seat on one from EMA - DUB - SNN and Returned SNN-LHR a few days later. Still have the Airbridge Ticket. Happy times indeed.
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Great shot, I flew in several BEA Vanguards, but never in G-APEJ. :up:

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Those of us over a certain age might remember this advert, featuring an Air Bridge Merchantman!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6OPM1Uyy7ic

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I remember that video well!
Thanks for the kind comments, chaps.

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Blackjack wrote:Those of us over a certain age might remember this advert, featuring an Air Bridge Merchantman!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6OPM1Uyy7ic


Great stuff! Some of us 'of a certain age' remember logging G-APEJ in BEA's red square livery at Heathrow in the '60s.
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Very nice, it's a very smart livery
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