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Old 15th Mar 2019, 09:34
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NORFOLK UK
Age: 71
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Cyril Claydon was a Luton Builder. When Pegasus went into receivership in October 1961 the three Vikings were stored in a hangar at Blackpool where Pegasus had their main operating base and my erstwhile colleague Pete Hart (Autair and Gulfair) was employed by Claydon to mothball the aircraft. One day Bill Buxton, Autair's engineering director, turned up at Blackpool, inspected the Vikings and purchased them. Pete was asked to prepare the aircraft for ferry to Luton and took the opportunity to ask Buxton for a job, a request which was granted.

G-AHOY at Blackpool. Destinations on steps reflect Pegasus' operating bases. Photocredit Dave Welch with thanks.

G-AJBT at Luton with Autair and about to be 'reduced to spares'. Photocredit Dave Welch with thanks.

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