Thanks to Richard Parker (now enjoying New Zealand) for these few pictures:-

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Richard Parker flying an F27, taken sometime in 1981.

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BAC 1-11 G-AXMU at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

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BAC 1-11 G-AXMU Departing Glasgow

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An Air UK Hostess and Concorde, taken at LHR (A long while ago)!

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Guernsey Runway 09 on Short Finals

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Air UK Reunion Guernsey 1997

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F27 – G-BAKL

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F27 G-BHMW at Leeds Bradford Airport

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Herald on Finals

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And a message from Kit Bilal:-

Greetings everyone, I’m still flying have met all sorts of people around the world literary, but still miss you all and miss the time with Air UK, I had a very happy time flying with you all. Merry Christmas & a Happy and Prosperous 2008.

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Kit Balal

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Here are a couple of pictures of the charity teddy bear that Robert Young sent off around the world, unfortunately he (the bear) went missing……possibly bear-napped!

I leave Robert to explain the story………..

“Air Bear was owned by one of my PPL students at Norwich, Rosie Couch (a friend of Mrs Mike Wood), who also knew Jon Walker as his (Air Bear’s) log book had Jon’s name in it. The idea was to go on various flights around the world and then sell him and his log book of for Charity. Last I had heard (15 years ago) he had even been in American fighter jets. I took him to Miami on Virgin. Dennis Brennan organised his Air uk cap, and pre 9/11 had a genuine Norwich security pass with his photo. He didn’t do me any favours, as I got slagged off for being the soft First Officer with the Teddy bear, rather than someone trying to help charity.”

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Jerry Gold and Charity Ted

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Carolyn Barker, Jerry Gold and Charity Ted

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Here is a pic of me (Jerry Gold) and First Officer Grant Webster (later a trainer) who unfortunately was killed in a car accident some years ago. I don’t know if his widow ever saw this article (I don’t have any contact info for her, but she was a Glasgow cabin crew I believe).

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Jerry Gold and Grant Webster

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Thanks to Jerry Gold for this picture taken during the Winter of 1992 in Salzburg.

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Jerry Gold, Bae 146, Salzburg

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Thanks to Clive Kerr for this picture, taken at Southampton Airport in 1985, It was the last time four Air UK Heralds would be seen together.

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Four Air UK Heralds at Southampton Airport 1985

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