The Herald Fleet to Fly in Air UK Colours Not Already Featured
G APWE Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Jersey April 1981
First flew in December 1961, with Jersey Airlines from January 1962, flew in all colours until withdrawn in 1982 and scrapped at Norwich by October 1985. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. London Heathrow 1983
Another Herald to spend its life with the group, flew supposedly last schedule service Southampton to Jersey UK447 29 June 1985, but because of an unserviceable F27 then positioned from Jersey to Leeds to operate a Belfast service. Delivered 07 July 1985 to Duxford, for subsequent preservation and display. Photo Don Hewins
G ASKK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 211. Jersey 1983
Built for Maritime Central Airways Canada in 1962 as CF MCK, but order cancelled. Flew with Autair, and Sadia in Brazil as PP ASU 1963/64, British Midland in 1965. With BUA (CI) from 1967, remained with the group companies and flew its last service Jersey to Southampton 29 Mar 1985. Handed over to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum in May 1985. Photo David Oates
G AVPN Handley Page HPR7 Herald 213. Southampton July 1983
Del to Bavaria Fluggesellschaft Munich as D BIBI May 1964, to Aerolinee Itavia as I TIVB in 1970. To BIA July 1973 and stayed with the group until leased to BAF in July 1985, converted at Norwich for coastal patrol tasks (with underwing tanks) delivered to Nordic Air, also flew with BAC and Channel Express until withdrawn. To Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington October 1997. Photo Paul Seymore
G AYMG Handley Page HPR7 Herald 213. Jersey August 1982
Another Bavaria Herald D BEBE, sold to BIA in November 1970, with the group until 1983 when sold to Securicor, later with Channel Express broken up August 1994. Photo Graham Hocquard
G BBXI Handley Page HPR7 Herald 203. Southend November 1981
Delivered to Itavia in 1964 as I TIVU, sold to BIA December 1973 and served until 1984, leased to Channel Express, XI was hit by a large truck at Bournemouth and withdrawn from use and broken up July 1984. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G BEBB Handley Page HPR7 Herald 214. Southend March 1980
Built for Sadia and delivered as PP SDH January 1965. A leased BAF aircraft which flew for BIA and Air UK from October 1978 until mid 1980. Finally with South East air Jun to Dec 1987, and Channel Express until February 1997 as G CEAS. Broken up at Bournemouth November 1997. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G BEYK Handley Page HPR7 Herald 401 Southampton June 1980
Built for the Royal Malaysian Air Force and delivered January 1965 as FM1027. All the Malaysian Herald aircraft sold to BAF and returned to the UK (apart from G BEYI scrapped in Malaysia) Sold to BIA in April 1978 and flew in Air UK colours until February 1986. Sold to Nordic Oil Services, flew in Euroair, South East Air, Channel Express, Westair and BAC colours, broken up at Norwich in February 1998. Photo Richard Vandervord.
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