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Old 28th Apr 2018, 14:26
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So to get us back to the thread does that make it unlikely that the lady by the Marathon door was Claire Roberts (pre 1961).
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 17:00
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Very difficult to find an image of Claire. I don't think she is the lady by the Marathon and yet she is quite tall. Here is an image of Claire from 1964 she is on the extreme right of the group of 99s and seems to be quite tall too, certainly in comparison to Elizabeth Overbury (who I knew) and the rest of the group however it might be that she is closest to the camera. Note too, subsequently disgraced Member of Parliament.

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Old 29th Apr 2018, 09:58
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Ops - , I remember Chris and Claire at Derby but I don't think they worked for the airline. They ran there own little show and we did maintenance.There was a big GA side at Derby as the original company included the Wolverhampton Flying Club and of course Elstree. David Ogilvy ran Elstree but was a frequent visitor to Derby. When Derby took the Mossies from Silloth for Spartan Canada David did all the flying which of course included beat ups !
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 12:09
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Thanks GTT - Further digging reveals that by 1960 it would appear that Derby Airways had an office (Luton 22153) and representatives including Mrs Sheila Riches and Miss Lavinia Wellicome (echoes of John Betjeman). All in all I think Claire Roberts is a bit of a Red Herring - time to move on to fresh fields.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 14:16
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Lavinia Wellicombe married Derek Davison who was, (at various times), pilot, Chief Pilot, Operations Director, Managing Director, Chairman and Chief Executive of Britannia Airways). She also worked for Britannia as a senior (possibly Chief?) ground stewardess.

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Old 3rd May 2018, 14:01
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Monarch girls



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Old 3rd May 2018, 17:36
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OM Stdss Circa 68.jpg








Great pictures LTNman.
On the same theme here is an OM publicity shot Circa 1968.
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Old 4th May 2018, 07:35
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A few more Monarch girls







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Old 4th May 2018, 08:21
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So what is running along the roof line of the last photo above the hosties head?
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Old 4th May 2018, 09:19
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Stip lights.
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Old 5th May 2018, 06:44
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Tony, No pun intended eh !!!
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Old 5th May 2018, 14:16
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ooh, 'eck. That's risqué!
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Old 7th May 2018, 07:41
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Air Luton 1985-1987?


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Old 7th May 2018, 09:33
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Is it just me and my acient browser (IE 11 with W7) or is PPRuNe after the facelift now very slow? I have to wait ages to see the Monarch Girls. It is probably the heavy amount of advertisement, for my browser often says that time is running out because of a long script run (whatever that means). Is there anything to be done about this slow loading time?
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Old 7th May 2018, 10:02
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Air Luton

I posted this a couple of years ago but photobucket sabotaged it so here it is again. 17th October 1985.

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Old 7th May 2018, 10:51
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MHJ was the only Dak to wear the full Air Luton livery. I remember being told that the Seahorse logo was designed by the Managing Directors directors daughter.

I never realized the company produced a brochure.

Air Luton had operated a Pa31 G-AYFZ since January 1985. Three Dakotas were obtained to operate Post Office contracts. Services commenced on the Night of the 19Th February 1985 with G-AMRA flying NCL-LPL-NCL and G-AMSV operating LTN-EMA-GLA. Unfortunately, due to poor serviceability, the contracts were suspended a Year later being fully terminated by April 1986 when MPO was impounded at NCL.
Fairoaks based Top Flight took up the aircraft and contracts but did not last long either. The Dakotas all returned to Air Atlantique.
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Old 7th May 2018, 17:39
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Originally Posted by washoutt View Post
Is it just me and my acient browser (IE 11 with W7) or is PPRuNe after the facelift now very slow? I have to wait ages to see the Monarch Girls. It is probably the heavy amount of advertisement, for my browser often says that time is running out because of a long script run (whatever that means). Is there anything to be done about this slow loading time?
I would seriously think about upgrading your Windows system from the ancient Windows 7 to something more recent to overcome issues like that!
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Old 8th May 2018, 01:42
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My grandfather inaugurated Datapost and while he was based at Warren St, he frequented LTN a lot. I think he dealt mostly with Chanex, BAF & BCal, but remember hearing about Air Ecosse, Brown Air Services, Peregrine, Hubbardair as well as a Cessna 404 operator.

What Royal Mail / Datapost services flew ex LTN in the mid 80's?
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Old 8th May 2018, 22:07
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What Royal Mail / Datapost services flew ex LTN in the mid 80's?
C404 could have been Executive Express. Aviation West operated BRS/LTN/BRS and LTN/RTM/LTN. That end of the ramp was
awash with aircraft during the night hours, National Airways, Spacegrand, Topflight.........

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Old 16th May 2018, 09:48
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A selection of aircraft operating mail and small parcels flights from the 1980's:-


8/1/84


26/5/85


1/4/84


24/4/84


12/10/83


26/6/84


22/2/83


21/1/85, became EI-BRI by 18/10/85


4/1/83


19/1/85, Holland Aero Lines, became PH-HAG by 6/3/85


31/10/80


29/1/83


31/1/83


16/2/83


30/6/84

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