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Since Zulu Juliet was withdrawn from service with Air UK in 1984 she has resided on the fire dump at Guernsey Airport, deteriorating badly and covered in graffiti.

In October 2018 Mark Hollingsworth acquired the nose section as far back as the second window. On the 30th of October Zulu Juliet was moved from the airport to a place of restoration in Guernsey. Mark plans to restore it and repaint in Air UK colours.

 

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Following its repaint at Duxford the Society gained hangar time in April 2018 for the fitting of flaps, ailerons and nacelle fairings. It could have been an image taken in 1985 with WJ awaiting its next service.
Picture credit Brian A Marshall.

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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 Jersey based 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 – Jersey based 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 July 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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G ASKK Jock Colquhoun SOU 1981

Jock Colquhoun Senior Line Station Engineer pictured with one of his support staff at Southampton on a snowy day in 1984. Other Engineers at the time Pat Samways, Budge Panthaky, Arthur Stear & Ted Hickman vehicle Engineer. The stands behind Jock are tail props for Aurigny Trislander aircraft. Photo Barry Friend.

G AMRA Douglas DC-3C. London Gatwick 1972

G AMRA Douglas DC-3C. London Gatwick 1972

Served with BIA until March 1974. We mentioned some aircrew names in the picture of G AMSV, other Dakota aircrew names which come to mind are Ian Whitten, Dave Laker, Ken Warburton, Bryan Nealy and Richard Arwas. Photo Barry Friend Ccollection.

Handley Page Herald aircraft at Southampton in 1984

Handley Page Herald aircraft at Southampton in 1984

G BAZJ G BEYK G APWJ plus one other can be seen in this picture. Photo Barry Friend Collection.

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G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

This picture was taken from a Dragon Rapide G AIYR and shows the current progress in the restoration, it does however show if this is the finished colour it is not correct. Photo Ian Haskell.

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

Side view showing the recently repainted fuselage. This aircraft first flew at Radlett on the 29 May 1963, so its 52 birthday approaching. Photo Ian Haskell.

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G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Amsterdam May 1987

G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Amsterdam May 1987

The only one of the original three blue tailed Heralds to have flown with the modified white tail colour scheme. Photo Dietrich Eggert.

G BCWE Handley Page HPR7 Herald 206. Southend Jul 1979

G BCWE Handley Page HPR7 Herald 206. Southend Jul 1979

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BEBB Handley Page HPR7 Herald 214. Basel April 1980

G BEBB Handley Page HPR7 Herald 214. Basel April 1980

Photo Eduard Marmet.

G BEYF Handley Page HPR7 Herald 401. Basel October 1980

G BEYF Handley Page HPR7 Herald 401. Basel October 1980

Photo Eduard Marmet.

G BEYK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 401. Glasgow 1970s

G BEYK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 401. Glasgow 1970s

Photo Glasgow Airport Aviation Enthusiasts Club.

G APWG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Jersey April 1981

G APWG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Jersey April 1981

Photo Richard Vandervord.

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G ASBG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 203. Dusseldorf October 1978

G ASBG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 203. Dusseldorf October 1978

Photo Udo Haafke.

G ASKK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 202. Dusseldorf April 1979

G ASKK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 202. Dusseldorf April 1979

Photo Udo Haafke.

G AVPN Handley Page HPR7 Herald 213. Jersey

G AVPN Handley Page HPR7 Herald 213. Jersey

Photo airline-airliners.de

G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Guernsey May 1980

G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Guernsey May 1980

Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Jersey August 1979

G BAZJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 209. Jersey August 1979

Photo Eduard Marmet.

G BCZG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 202. Basel September 1980

G BCZG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 202. Basel September 1980

Photo Eduard Marmet.

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G BCWE Handley Page HPR7 Herald 206. Southampton 1979

G BCWE Handley Page HPR7 Herald 206. Southampton 1979

First flew 27 January 1963 and delivered February 1963 to Eastern Provincial Airways. Canada. Returned to UK and BAF January 1975. Leased to Air Anglia 01 April 1976 to 02 May 1976. Leased from 01 January 1979 to 01 January 1982 by British Island Airways, during the lease BIA became Air UK and the lease continued. It was re-registered as TG ASA to Aerovias SA of Tegucigalpa, Guatemala and delivered April 1988. Withdrawn in October 1991. Photo Barry Friend Collection.

G BIRN Short SD3-30-100. Manchester August 1984

G BIRN Short SD3-30-100. Manchester August 1984

A leased aircraft from Air Ecosse. Photo Pete Gibson.

G BWIR Dornier 328. Zurich December 1996

G BWIR Dornier 328. Zurich December 1996

Pictured before receiving the full Air UK colour scheme. Photo Rolf Wallner.

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G BBXI Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 203. Bournemouth June 1984

G BBXI Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 203. Bournemouth June 1984

On the 11th June 1984 the wing was hit by a National Freight Corporation truck at Bournemouth. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and was broken up between the 6th and 28th July 1984 for spares use. Photo Ian Haskell.

G BCDO Fokker F27 – 200. Amsterdam July 1990

G BCDO Fokker F27 – 200. Amsterdam July 1990

On the 19th July 1990 the starboard main landing gear failed to lock down, a forced landing was made with the starboard gear in the unsafe position. After repair work at Amsterdam the aircraft was ferried to Norwich, it was withdrawn from service and broken up in November 1991. Photo Jan. Aviation Safety Network.

G BCDO Fokker F27 – 200. Amsterdam July 1990

G BCDO Fokker F27 – 200. Amsterdam July 1990

Shown in this picture with the lifting gear being positioned, ready for the lift to secure the landing gear in the down position. The aircraft was on route from Stansted to Amsterdam with 17 passengers and 4 crew, no fatalities occurred. Photo Jan. Aviation Safety Network.

G BCDO Fokker F27 -200. Amsterdam July 1990

G BCDO Fokker F27 -200. Amsterdam July 1990

Shown with the lifting gear in position ready for the lift. The aircraft had completed 51,191 hours of service. Photo Jan. Aviation Safety Network

G BNCY Fokker F27 – 500. Guernsey December 1997

G BNCY Fokker F27 – 500. Guernsey December 1997

On the 7th December 1997 the aircraft overran the runway while landing in high crosswind conditions. It came to rest in an adjacent field with the starboard landing gear collapsed. It was subsequently withdrawn from service and scrapped at Guernsey. Photo Nick Poidevin. Aviation Safety Network.

G BNCY Fokker F27 – 500. Guernsey December 1997

G BNCY Fokker F27 – 500. Guernsey December 1997

This picture shows the final resting place of the aircraft in the adjacent field. The aircraft was on route from Southampton to Guernsey and no injuries to the 50 passengers and 4 crew. The aircraft retired after 44,877 hours, and 53,639 landings. Photo AAIB. Aviation Safety Network.

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G APWE Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 201. Unknown Location 1980

G APWE Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 201. Unknown Location 1980

Shown in this BIA Air UK hybrid colour scheme, later to carry the Air UK first modified colour scheme. Origin of this image unknown, please contact us if you recognise it.Photo Barry Friend Collection.

G APWH Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 201. Jersey May 1980

G APWH Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 201. Jersey May 1980

First flew 23 May 1962 and delivered to Jersey Airlines June 1962. It carried these hybrid BIA Air UK colours until it was withdrawn from use in October 1980, and broken up at Norwich December 1980. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G ASKK Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 202. Southend April 1980

G ASKK Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 202. Southend April 1980

First flew 05 July 1962, Aircraft leased to Autair, then re-registered as PP ASU for use by Sadia in Brazil, on return it was restored and in service with British Midland 1965. Sold to British United Airways (CI) in March 1967 and remained with the group until retired by Air UK in March 1985. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BBXI Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 203. Jersey July 1980

G BBXI Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 203. Jersey July 1980

Shown in the hybrid BIA Air UK colour scheme, later to carry the first modified Air UK colour scheme. Photo Steve Ryle.

G BCZG Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 202. Southend October 1981

G BCZG Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 202. Southend October 1981

First flew 15 Jan 1962, delivered with underwing tanks as CF NAC to Nordair Canada February 1962, to Maritime Central Airways, Returned to UK and BAF in 1975. Leased to BIA October 1978 to January 1980.  Lease transferred to Air UK until 01 January 1982. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G ASVO Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 214. Rotterdam September 1980

G ASVO Handley Page HPR.7 Herald 214. Rotterdam September 1980

First flew 02 July 1964. Leased to BIA and Air UK from 31 October 1978 until 30 Sep 1980. Shown in this hybrid BAF Air UK colour scheme near the end of its lease, a much travelled aircraft having carried at least nineteen different colour schemes. Photo Paul Kipping.

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