A New Future For G BCDN
Pictured at Norwich on the 16th April 2017 G BCDN which is now with the Norwich Aviation Museum. Air UK engineering has replaced the F27 with an ex Jet2 Boeing 737 G-CELS.
Photo Graham Reeve.

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G BCDN Fokker F27 – 200. Southampton August
Shown in the second colour scheme. Photo Richard Hunt

Thank you to Thomas Emms from the City of Norwich Aviation Museum who has informed us that that former Air Anglia Aircraft, G-BCDN which was at the Technical College (KLM UK Engineering) at Norwich airport has now been donated to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

Thomas tells us that they plan to return her to the Air Anglia colour scheme she once had and with a lot of work they are confident she will look amazing once again.

We are all invited to the museum one year for our reunion – possibly even annually…

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G APWJ JER 29 Jun 1985 final scheduled flt UK 447 SOU JER

G APWJ Final Commercial Herald Flight

G APWJ departed Southampton at 19.20 on Saturday 29th June 1985 operating UK447 to Jersey supposedly the final commercial Herald flight with Air UK.

Captain J A Spencer and First Officer T Bennett on the flight deck.

Pictured at Jersey after its arrival Captain Spencer (Spenny) and the Jerseybased cabin crew all drink a toast to the occasion and the impending retirement of Captain Spencer.

Pictured in front of the Herald at Jersey left to right – Jerseybased Air Hostesses Nichole Baraclough. Liz McClure, Debby Le Bail. Debby Fox. Sandra Parks. Mary Bolton. Judy Cardwell. Sue De La Haye. Teresa Hayes. Gilly Barker, Senior Hostess Maggie Thompson and Captain J A Spencer. (all names as then).

Sunday 30th June G APWJ departed Jersey at 17.00 with Captain Mike LeGalle in command with First Officer John Campbell, also Captain Mike Carnegie on board, all of whom were due to start their F27 ground school at Norwich on the Monday morning.

After the obligatory flypast at Jersey they set course for Norwich.On arrival at Norwich they were asked to position Whiskey Juliet to Leeds to pick up delayed F27 passengers and fly them to Belfast. A quick check that the AOC for the Herald was current as it was due to be taken off, and at 19.45 Whiskey Juliet was airborne with the addition of a Norwich based Air Hostess who was still current on the Herald.

With a quick turnaround at Leeds Whiskey Juliet departed at 21.00 with the addition of a Leeds based Air Hostess and the delayed passengers caused by the F27 technical problem.

Another quick turnaround at Belfast and Whiskey Juliet was airborne at 22.35 for Leeds,
But with the wind gusting 40 knots straight across at Leeds a diversion was carried out to Manchester, and landed at 23.35 the last commercial Air UK passenger flight with the Herald.

Next morning Monday 1st April at 10.20 a quick VFR flight down to Norwich. It was the last Herald flight for Mike Legalle giving him 3556 hours on type over five years.

Mike tells me they just made the start of the F27 ground school, late but in time for lunch!

Sunday 7th July 1985 Whiskey Juliet was positioned to Duxford by Captain J A Spencer and
First Officer John Campbell along with a cabin load of Air UK staff.

Maybe you were part of the cabin crew for the final flight, do let us know.

Many thanks to Mike LeGalle and Maggie Rankin for information, Photo credit will be Mike LeGalle Collection

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PH LXJ Fokker 50 Woensdrecht 1994

PH LXJ Fokker 50 Woensdrecht 1994

First flew 12 Sep 1992. Delivered to Air UK 28 October 1994. Re-registered as G UKTE 14 Feb 1995. For further information see G-UKTE picture. Photo Krijn Oostlander Collection.

PH LXR Fokker 50 named City of Amsterdam. Unknown Location 1994

PH LXR Fokker 50 named City of Amsterdam. Unknown Location 1994

First flew 24 September 1993. Delivered to Air UK 16 December 1994. Re-registered G UKTH 28 Mar 1995. For further information see G UKTH picture. Photo Krijn Oostlander Collection.

PH MXI Fokker 50 Unknown Location

PH MXI Fokker 50 Unknown Location

Confirmation that PH MXI did carry full Air UK colours, see other picture for details. Photo Krijn Oostlander Collection.

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AirUK Engineering Hangar Norwich

AirUK Engineering Hangar Norwich

A picture taken from an Air UK engineering brochure showing one of the Air UK hangars at NWI. Picture Barry Friend collection.

Prince Andrew and Edward Marshall

Prince Andrew and Edward Marshall

Prince Andrew talking to Edward Marshall, with Zena Macdonald and Barry Friend awaiting their turn on the occasion of the opening of the new terminal building Southampton 09 December 1994. Picture Barry Friend collection.

1980 New AirUK Uniform

1980 New AirUK Uniform

Cabin staff members Gill Boswell left models the new AirUK uniform, to be introduced system wide on 01 July 1980, while Jane Weston provides a reminder of that currently worn by air and ground girls in Air UK’s Island and Freighter division. Picture Barry Friend collection.

 1995 Southampton New Terminal Building

1995 Southampton New Terminal Building

Beverley Pavey and Jim Wood pictured outside of the new terminal building Southampton 1995 Picture Barry Friend collection.

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 PH KXF Fokker 50 named City of Norwich. Newcastle May 1994
PH KXF Fokker 50 named City of Norwich. Newcastle May 1994

First flew on 10 March 1992. Delivered to Air UK March 1994. Re-registered as G UKTA 22 February 1995. For further information see G UKTA picture. Photo Mike Splevins.

PH KXH Fokker 50 named City of Bradford. Southend 1994
PH KXH Fokker 50 named City of Bradford. Southend 1994

First flew on 01 April 1992. Delivered to Air UK June 1994. Re-registered as G UKTC 25 January 1995. For further information see G UKTC picture. Photo David Oates.

PH KXT Fokker 50 named City of Leeds. Guernsey 1994
PH KXT Fokker 50 named City of Leeds. Guernsey 1994

First flew on 12 June 1992. Delivered to Air UK November 1994. Re-registered as G UKTD 20 January 1995. For further information see G UKTD picture. Photo Howard Chaloner.

PH LXK Fokker 50 named City of York. Aberdeen 1994

PH LXK Fokker 50 named City of York. Aberdeen 1994

First flew on 08 January 1993. Delivered to Air UK October 1994. Re-registered as G UKTF 31 January 1995. For further information see G UKTF picture. Photo Alan McKnight.

PH MXI Fokker 50 Paris Le Bourget June 1995
PH MXI Fokker 50 Paris Le Bourget June 1995

This aircraft first flew on the 15 July 1993, and was displayed at the Paris Air Show June 1995 in Air UK colours. It never became part of the fleet but chose a military career. In November 1996 it joined the Koninklijke Luchtmacht – Royal Netherlands Air Force, in November 2014 was sold to the Fuerza Aviacion Naval del Peru – Peruvian Navy. Photo Johan Hetebrij.

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G UKTG - PH-LXP Fokker 50
G UKTG – PH-LXP Fokker 50

PH LXP first flew on 16 February 1993, delivered to Air UK in November 1994, re-registered as G UKTG in February 1995, also flew with KLM uk with this registration until transfer to KLM City Hopper as PH LXP. Served with them and sold as 9Q CAB to Compagnie Africaine D’Aviation in August 2010. Photo Barry Friend collection.

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23rd September 1987 - G BAUR
23rd September 1987 – G BAUR

Inbound to Stansted from Leeds on the 23rd September 1987 with 31 Passengers and 4 crew, G BAUR had this landing accident following indications in the cockpit of an unsafe condition of the nose gear. Photo Barry Friend collection.

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More Pictures of AirUK Folk
Air UK Managers and Handling company’s representative’s meeting 1995. Photo Edward Marshall collection.

More Pictures of AirUK Folk
Air UK Managers meeting Gatwick Airport November 1990. Photo Edward Marshall collection.

More Pictures of AirUK Folk
Edward Marshall Manager Southampton being interviewed at Southampton Airport by Radio Solent, Captain Chris Forrester in cockpit. Photo Edward Marshall collection.

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Marc Fraser Pilots Assistant seated in Bandeirante at Southampton Airport. Photo Edward Marshall collection.

More Pictures of AirUK Folk
Barry Friend Zena MacDonald and Marc Milliken-Smith pictured in the old terminal at Southampton Airport in December 1994. Photo Edward Marshall collection.

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Picture from Southampton
Pictured in front of an F27 Southampton Traffic staff members Sheena, Barry Proctor, Sarah White and Carol Cox.

Picture from Southampton
Checking tyre pressures on Herald G BAZJ is Budge Pantaky.

Picture from Southampton
In the centre of the picture is Andrew Strawbridge with his family, a young deaf boy who had a great interest in Air UK, on his left is Judy Stubbs and to her left his George Powe Air UK Manager. At the rear to the left of the Captain his Ginger Wicks Duty Officer, The Captain we have been unable to remember his name, any suggestions?

Picture from Southampton
Traffic staff members Southampton are Grace Vincenti, Edward Marshall, Hugh Honeyman and Pat Richardson.

Picture from Southampton
A Traffic Office picture in the old Terminal at Southampton are Jenny Graham, Edward Marshall, Pat Richardson and Graham Scott.

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