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Eagle Airways "trooper" UK-Singapore 1961

Old 14th Jun 2022, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Tevios View Post
Hi All. I would be realy realy grateful if somone could give me some info.
I'm writing a book. We were an RAF family going from UK-Changi c.1961.
1. Where in Uk did this flight leave from, Brize, Lynham?
2. How long would it have normally taken?
3. What were the refuelling stops?
4. Does anyone remember this actual flight? We lost an engine and were diverted to Abudabi or somthing and put up in an hotel for the night. There was extreme turbulance on the flight and most people were airsick.
We ran out of food on board and the aircrew ventured out and brought back freshly cut banans and pineapples. Never tasted anything as good since. It took best part of 3 days to reach Changi if I remember correctly.
Somone MUST remember this epic trip?
I was on this flight. 2887 on our way to RAF Changi.I do remember the lost engine. lot of memory if it helps. Nick.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 14:02
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Don't know if this is of any interest, but as a teenager on 1 August 1963 I flew out to Singapore on British United Airways Britannia G-AOVE from Stansted. We routed via Istanbul and Bombay. By 1965 the Far East trooping contract had passed to British Eagle and I flew back to Blighty on Britannia G-AOVE on 7 Sep 65. I think the transit stops may have been the same (but I might be wrong) and we came back into LHR.at some ungodly hour in the early morning. Of the two airlines I much preferred British Eagle which was a wonderful outfit with a great spirit. The hosties in their plum red uniforms were a picture!
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