AirUK Herald Pictures

With many thanks to Barry Friend, who was an Air UK Southampton Airport Superintendent who has very kindly sent to us the following Herald pictures.

G APWH Southampton 1967

G APWH Southampton 1967. This aircraft carried all the colour schemes from the early British United until the hybrid BIA/Air UK, and was broken up at Norwich and was still on the fire training ground until at least 1997. Photo Barry Friend.

G APWF Southampton 1973

G APWF Southampton 1973. The first BIA colour scheme, this aircraft also carried all the colour schemes from Jersey Airlines to the Air UK blue tail and was scrapped at Jersey in 1984. Photo Barry Friend.

G BBXI Southampton 1977

G BBXI Southampton 1977. XI came to BIA from Itavia, and served through to 1984. It was then leased to Channel Express at Bournemouth. The starboard wing was hit by a large truck, and XI was permanently withdrawn from service and broken up at Bournemouth. Photo Barry Friend.

G APWF Southampton 1980

G APWF Southampton 1980. One of the three blue tail Heralds, G BAZJ and G BEBB being the others. The CAA thought the all over blue colour was not visible enough at night time. Broken up at Jersey in 1984 still wearing the blue tail. Photo Barry Friend.

G BCWE Southend 1980

G BCWE Southend 1980. Leased aircraft from British Air Ferries, it ended its days with Aerovias in Guatemala 1991. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BCZG Southend 1981

G BCZG Southend 1981. Leased aircraft from British Air Ferries, its last operator was MMM Air Service in Zaire and was destroyed in attempted force landing while flying between Kinshasa and Tshikapa in September 1984. Photo Richard Vandervord.

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