Vickers Vanguard 953C G-APES
G-APES was delivered new to BEA British European Airways as a Vickers V953 Vanguard, in Jan-62, it operated as a passenger aircraft for 8 years before being converted to V953C Merchantman standard in Apr-70 for operation by BEA Cargo.
BEA and BOAC merged in Apr-74 to form British Airways and the aircraft continued in operation until it was sold to Air Bridge Carriers in Nov-76. Air Bridge Carriers were renamed Hunting Cargo Airlines in Aug-92.
The aircraft was retired at East Midlands Airport, UK, in Feb-95 after 33 years service and was broken up soon after.
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