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Old 21st Jun 2015, 19:41
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British Airways Aircraft Names

I'm putting together a list of names that the aircraft once wore, wonder if anyone can add any missing info to the list . why dont they still name the aircraft it would be a great thing to do

BRITISH AIRWAYS FLEET

During the 80s and early 90s aircraft carried names, usually placed under the cockit window on the nose section of the aircraft. Here is a compressive list of the names carried where known
HS748 fleet

Scottish Glenns

G-ATMJ - GLEN NEVIS
G-BCOE - GLEN LIVET
G-BCOF - GLEN FIDDIC
G-BGJV - GLEN AVON
G-BGMN - GLEN FINNAN
G-BGMO - GLEN GOYNA
G-BMFT - GLEN ISLA
G-BOHY - GLEN SHEE
G-BOHZ - GLEN TURRET
G-HDBA - GLEN ESK
G-HDBB - GLEN EAGLES
G-HDBC - GLEN DRONACH

BAe ATP fleet

Scottish River Valleys

G-BTPA – STRATHBLANE
G-BTPC – STRATHALLAN
G-BTPD – STRATHCONON
G-BTPE – STRATHDON
G-BTPF – STRATHLARN
G-BTPG – STRATHFILLAN
G-BTPH – STRATHNAVER
G-BTPJ – STRATHPEFFER
G-BTPK – STRATHRANNOCH
G-BTPL – STRATHSPEY
G-BTPM – STRATHRORY
G-BTPN – STRATHBRORA
G-BTPO – STRATHCLYDE
G-BUWP – STRATHISLA

BAC 1-11 –400 SERIES
G-AVGP - COUNTY OF NOTTINHAMSHIRE / CITY OF COVENTRY
G-AVOE - No name carried
G-AVOF - No name carried
G-AWBL - COUNTY OF LEICESTERSHIRE / CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
G-BBME - COUNTY OF SHROPSHIRE / CITY OF NOTTINGHAM
G-BBMF - COUNTY OF WORCESTERSHIRE
G-BBMG - COUNTY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE / STRATFORD UPON AVON

G-AVGP / G-AWBL / G-BBME & G-BBMG went on to operate for Maersk Air and later gained City Names as shown

BAC 1-11-510ED Fleet

G-AVMH - COUNTY OF CHESHIRE
G-AVMI - COUNTY OF AVON
G-AVMJ - STRATHCLYDE REGION
G-AVMK - COUNTY OF KENT
G-AVML - COUNTY OF SURREY
G-AVMM - COUNTY OF ANTRIM
G-AVMN - COUNTY OF ESSEX
G-AVMO - LOTHIAN REGION
G-AVMP - BAILIWICK OF JERSEY
G-AVMR - COUNTY OF TYNE AND WEAR
G-AVMS - COUNTY OF WEST SUSSEX
G-AVMT - GLAMORGAN / COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE
G-AVMU - COUNTY OF DORSET
G-AVMV - GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY
G-AVMW - GRAMPION REGION
G-AVMX - COUNTY OF EAST SUSSEX
G-AVMY - COUNTY OF DERBYSHIRE
G-AVMZ - COUNTY OF LANCASHIRE
BAC 1-11 –539GL Fleet

G-BGKE - COUNTY OF WEST MIDLANDS
G-BGKF - COUNTY OF WARWICKSHIRE
G-BGKG - COUNTY OF STAFFORDSHIRE
BAC1-11 –500

Former British Caledonian fleet took over

G-AWYR - COUNTY OF SUFFOLK
G-AWYS - COUNTY OF NORFOLK
G-AWYT - COUNTY OF CORNWELL
G-AWYU - COUNTY OF AVON
G-AWYV - COUNTY OF POWYS
G-AXJK - COUNTY OF HEREFORD
G-AXJM - COUNTY OF DURHAM
G-AXLL - COUNTY OF YORKSHIRE
G-AYOP - COUNTY OF HUMBERSIDE
G-AZMF - COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND
G-AZPZ - DUMFRIES & GALLOWWAY REGION
G-BJRT - COUNTY OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN
G-BJRU - COUNTY OF WEST GLAMORGAN

Boeing 737-236adv Fleet

Rivers
G-BGDA - BRIDGWATER / RIVER TAMAR
G-BGDB - RIVER TWEED
G-BGDC - RIVER HUMBER
G-BGDD - RIVER TEES
G-BGDE - RIVER AVON / PRIDE OF MANCHESTER
G-BGDF - RIVER THAMES / RIVINGTON PIKE
G-BGDG - RIVER MEDWAY / THRUGH OF BOWLAND
G-BGDH - RIVER CYLDE
G-BGDI - RIVER OUSE / PENINE WAY
G-BGDJ - RIVER TRENT / DELAMERE FOREST
G-BGDK - RIVER MERSEY / RIBBLE VALLEY
G-BGDL- RIVER DON / VALE OF LUNE
G-BGDN - RIVER TYNE
G-BGDO - RIVER USK
G-BGDP - RIVER TAFF
G-BGDR - RIVER BANN
G-BGJE - SANDPIPER / RIVER WEAR
G-BGJF - SKYLARK / RIVER AXE
G-BGJG - KINGFISHER / RIVER ANUN
G-BGJH - OSPREY / RIVER LYNE
G-BGJI - SWALLOW / RIVER WEY
G-BGJJ - KESTRAL / RIVER SWALE
G-BGJK - FIRECREST / RIVER CHENWELL
G-BGJJ - GOLDFINCH / RIVER ORRIN
G-BGJM- CURLEW / RIVER RIBBLE
G-BKYA- RIVER DERWENT / ARIEL
G-BKYB- RIVER STOUR / PORTIA
G-BKYC- RIVER WYE
G-BKYD- RIVER CONWY / CYMELINE
G-BKYE - RIVER LAGAN / HIPPOLYTA
G-BKYF- RIVER SPEY / MISTRESS QUICKLY
G-BKYG- RIVER EXE / PROSPERO
G-BKYH - RIVER DART / HOTSPUR
G-BKYI - RIVER WAVENEY
G-BKYJ - RIVER NEATH / TOUCHSTONE
G-BKYK - RIVER FOYLE
G-BKYL - RIVER ISIS / TITANIA
G-BKYM - RIVER CAM / MOONSIDE
G-BKYN - RIVER AYR / PRINCE HAL
G-BKYO - RIVER KENNET / OBERON
G-BKYP - RIVER YSTWYTH

G-BGJE-G-BGJM were delivered new to British Airtours and carried name of Birds whilst operated by them, they became Rivers on transfer to British Airways
Note some were transferred to Manchester or Birmingham operations and gained local names or Shakespeare names
BOEING 737-3L9
G-BOZA - RIVER LOSSIE
G-BOZB - RIVER WYRE
G-CMMP – RIVER COLNE
G-CMMR – RIVER ORWELL

Boeing 737-400 (Ex Dan Air Fleet)
None were given names
G-BNNK G-BNNL G-BPNZ G-BSNV
G-BSNW G-BUHJ G-BUHK G-BUHL
G-BVNM G-BVNN G-BVNO G-TREN

Boeing 737-436 Fleet
G-DOCA - RIVER BALLINDERRY
G-DOCB - RIVER BUSH
G-DOCC - RIVER AAFRIC
G-DOCD - RIVER AIRE
G-DOCE - RIVER ALNESS
G-DOCF - RIVER BEAULY
G-DOCG - RIVER BLACKWATER
G-DOCH - RIVER BRUE
G-DOCI - RIVER CARRON
G-DOCJ - RIVER GLASS
G-DOCK - RIVER LOCHAY
G-DOCL - RIVER LUNE
G-DOCM - RIVER MEON
G-DOCN - RIVER OTTERY
G-DOCO - RIVER PARRETT
G-DOCP - RIVER SWIFT
G-DOCR - RIVER TAVY
G-DOCS - RIVER TEIFI
G-DOCT - RIVER TENE
G-DOCU - RIVER TEVIOT
G-DOCV - RIVER THURSO
G-DOCW - RIVER TILL
G-DOCX - RIVER TIRRY
G-DOCZ - RIVER WHARF
G-GBTA - COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX
Airbus A320 Fleet

British Isle’s
G-BUSB - ISLE OF JERSEY
G-BUSC - ISLE OF SKYE
G-BUSD - ISLE OF MULL
G-BUSE - ISLES OF SCILLY
G-BUSF - ISLE OF MAN
G-BUSG - ISLE OF WIGHT
G-BUSH - ISLE OF JURA
G-BUSI - ISLE OF ANGLESSEY
G-BUSJ - ISLE OF SARK
G-BUSK - ISLE OF GURNESY
Boeing 757-236 Fleet
Castle’s
G-BIKA – DOVER CASTLE
G-BIKB – WINDSOR CASTLE
G-BIKC – EDINBURGH CASTLE
G-BIKD – CAERNAFON CASTLE
G-BIKF – CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE
G-BIKG – STERLING CASTLE
G-BIKH – RICHMOND CASTLE
G-BIKI – TINTAGEL CASTLE
G-BIKJ – CONWY CASTLE
G-BIKK – EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
G-BIKL – NOTTINGHAM CASTLE
G-BIKM – GLAMIS CASTLE
G-BIKN – BODIAM CASTLE
G-BIKO – HARLECH CASTLE
G-BIKP – ENNISKILEN CASTLE
G-BIKR – BAMBURGH CASTLE
G-BIKS – CORFE CASTLE
G-BIKT – CAISBROOKE CASTLE
G-BIKU – INVERARAY CASTLE
G-BIKV – RAGLAN CASTLE
G-BIKW – BELVOIR CASTLE
G-BIKX – WARWICK CASTLE
G-BIKY – LEEDS CASTLE (Kent)
G-BIKZ – KENILWORTH CASTLE
G-BMRA - BEAUMARIS CASTLE
G-BMRB – COLCHESTER CASTLE
G-BMRC – ROCHESTER CASTLE
G-BMRD – BOTHWELL CASTLE
G-BMRE – KILLYLEAGH CASTLE
G-BMRF – HEVER CASTLE
G-BMRG – CAERPHILLY CASTLE
G-BMRH - NORWICH CASTLE
G-BMRI – TONBRIDGE CASTLE
G-BMRJ – OLD WARDOUR CASLTE
G-BPED – BLAIR CASTLE
G-BPEI - Un-Named
G-BPEJ - Un-Named
G-CPEL- WALLMER CASLTE
G-BPEK – NAME UNKNOWN
G-CPEM - Un-Named
G-CPEN - Un-Named
G-CPEO - Un-Named
G-CPEP - Un-Named
G-CPER - Un-Named
G-CPES - Un-Named
G-CPET - Un-Named
G-CPEU - Un-Named
G-CPEV - Un-Named
G-BPEA- LOCH OF THE CLANS / KIDWELLY CASTLE
G-BPEB - LOCH LOMAND
G-BPEC - LOCH KATRINE / SIR SIMON RATTLE (Orchestra Conductor)
G-BPEE - LOCH TAY / ROBERT LUIS STEVENSON (Engineer)
G-BPEF - LOCH FANNCH
G-BPEH - LOCH HOURN
Notes- G-BPEA / EB / EC / EE /EF /EH were operate by Caledonian Airways at Gatwick and wore Loch Names, EA /EC /EE transferred to British Airways and were re-named as such. Others were later sold
Boeing 767 –236 Fleet
European Cities
G-BNWA – CITY OF BRUSSELS
G-BNWB – CITY OF PARIS
G-BNWC- CITY OF FRANKFURT
G-BNWD – CITY OF COPENHAGEN
G-BNWE – CITY OF LISBON
G-BNWF – CITY OF MILAN
G-BNWG – CITY OF STRASBOURG
G-BNWH – CITY OF ROME
G-BNWI – CITY OF MADRID
G-BNWJ – CITY OF ATHENS
G-BNWK – CITY OF AMSTERDAM
G-BNWL – CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
G-BNWM – CITY OF TOULOUSE
G-BNWN - WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
G-BNWO - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
G-BNWP- CITY OF DUBLIN
G-BNWR – CITY OF HAMBURG
G-BNWS – CITY OF OPORTO
G-BNWT – CITY OF CORK
G-BNWU - ROBERT BURNS
G-BNWV – CITY OF BONN
G-BNWW – CITY OF MARSEILLES
G-BNWX – CITY OF BILBAO
G-BNWY – CITY OF HELSINKI
G-BNWZ- Un-Named

Notes- G-BNWN / WO /WU were used at Manchester / Birmingham and gained
Writers or poets names
G-BZHA- BZHC were delivered latter and never gained any names
Lockheed Tristar Fleet

LOCKHEED TRISTAR-500
English Roses
G-BFCA – PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE
G-BFCB- THE HENRY WHEATCROFT ROSE
G-BFCC – THE ENGLISH MISS ROSE
G-BFCD – THE ASTRAL ROSE
G-BFCE – UNKNOWN
G-BFCF – ELIZABETH OF GLAMIS
G-BLUS – LAGGAN BAY
G-BLUT – DUNNET BAY

LOCKHEED TRISTAR 1
G-BBAE - THE STARGAZER ROSE / TORBAY /LOCH EARNS
G-BBAF - THE CORONATION GOLD ROSE / BABBACOMBE BAY/
LOCH FYNE
G-BBAG - ROSE NAME UNKNOWN / BRIDGWATER BAY
G-BBAH - THE SUNILK ROSE / LYME BAY /LOCH AVON
G-BBAI - THE MOLLEY MCGREDY ROSE /LOCH INVER
G-BBAJ - THE ELIZABETH HARKNESS ROSE / HOLLYHEAD BAY /
LOCH RANNOCK
G-BEAK - THE NORTHERN LIGHT ROSE / CARMARTHON BAY
G-BEAL - THE RED DEVIL ROSE / LOCH MOY
G-BEAM - THE SILVER JUBILEE ROSE / SWANSEA BAY

LOCKHEED TRISTAR 200
G-BGBB - THE LAKELAND ROSE / BRIDLINGTO BAY
G-BGBC - THE SHOT SILK ROSE / ST ANDREWS BAY
G-BHBL - THE RED ENSIGN ROSE / LARGO BAY
G-BHBM - THE PICCDILLY ROSE / POOLE BAY
G-BHBN - THE FRAGRANT ROSE / BIDDEFORD BAY
G-BHBO - THE MORNING JEWEL ROSE / ST MAGNUS BAY
G-BHBP - OSPREY /
G-BHBR - GOLDERN EAGLE / BUDE BAY
Notes- Englsh roses when in original livery became Bays when pained into the
Landor livery and Loch’s when operated by Caledonian Airways
G-BHBP & G-BHBR were delivered new to British Airtours and latter gained Bays
Names when transferred to British Airways
Douglas DC10-30
G-BEBL – FOREST OF DEAN
G-BEBM- SHERWOOD FOREST
G-BHDH- BENNMOOR FOREST (LOCH TORRIDON WITH CALEDONIAN)
G-BHDI – FOREST OF AE
G-BHDJ – GLEN CAP FOREST
G-DC10 – EPPING FOREST
G-MULL- NEW FOREST
G-NIUK – CAIRN EDWARD FOREST
Boeing 747-136 Fleet
G-AWNA - Sir Richard Grenville Sir Richard Grenville TO 1984
CITY OF PETERBOROUGH 1984 – 1989
COLIFORD LAKE 1989 – RETIREMENT
G-AWNB - CITY OF NEWCASTLE
LLANGORSE LAKE
G-AWNC - CITY OF BELFAST
LAKE WINDERMERE
G-AWND - CITY OF LEEDS
G-AWNE - SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
UNKNOWN CITY
DERWNT WATER
G-AWNF - CITY OF WESTMINSTER
BLAGDON LAKE
G-AWNG - CITY OF LONDON
RUTLAND WATER
G-AWNH - SIR WALTER RALEIGH
CITY OF INVERNESS
DEVOKE WATER
G-AWNI – UN-KNOWN
G-AWNJ – THE JOHN DONNE
CITY OF SHEFFIELD
BASSENTHWAITE LAKE
G-AWNK – WILIAM SHAKESPEAR
G-AWNL - WILIAM SHAKESPEAR (AFTER 1981)
UNKNOWN CITY
ENNERDALE WATER
G-AWNM- CITY OF BRISTOL
ULLSWATER
G-AWNN – CITY OF LEICESTER
LOWESWATER
G-AWNO – CITY OF DURHAM
GRAFHAM WATER
G-AWNP - SIR JOHN HAWKINS
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
HANNINGFIELD WATER

G-BBPU – HENRY HUDSON
CITY OF DUNDEE
VIRGINIA WATER
G-BDPV – CITY OF ABERDEEN
BLEA WATER

Boeing 747-236B - fleet
G-BDXA – CITY OF PETERBOROUGH
G-BDXB – CITY OF LIVERPOOL
G-BDXC – CITY OF MANCHESTER
G-BDXD – CITY OF PLYMOUTH
G-BDXE – CITY OF GLASGOW
G-BDXF – CITY OF YORK
G-BDXG – CITY OF OXFORD
G-BDXH – CITY OF ELGIN
G-BDXI – CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
G-BDXJ – CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
G-BDXK – CITY OF CANTERBURY
G-BDXL – CITY OF WESTMINSTER
G-BDXM – CITY OF DERBY
G-BDXN – CITY OF STOKE ON TRENT
G-BDXO – CITY OF BATH
G-BDXP – CITY OF SALISBURY

Other 747-200s OPERATED

G-BJXN - CITY WORCESTER
G-BLVE– CITY OF LINCOLN
G-BLVF - CITY OF LANCASTER
G-BMGS - CITY OF SWANSEA
G-GLYN - CITY OF PERTH
G-CITB - CITY OF NORWICH
G-HUGE - CITY OF EXETER
G-NIGB - CITY OF GLOUCHESTER

Boeing 747-436-Fleet
G-BNLA – CITY OF LONDON
G-BNLB – CITY OF EDINBURGH
G-BNLC – CITY OF CARDIFF
G-BNLD – CITY OF BELFAST
G-BNLE – CITY OF NEWCASTLE
G-BNLF – CITY OF LEEDS
G-BNLG – CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
G-BNLH – CITY OF WESTMINSTER
G-BNLI – CITY OF SHEFFIELD
G-BNLJ – CITY OF NOTTINGHAM
G-BNLK – CITY OF BRISTOL
G-BNLL – CITY OF LEICESTER
G-BNLM – CITY OF DURHAM
G-BNLN – CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
G-BNLO – CITY OF DUNDEE
G-BNLP – CITY OF ABERDEEN
G-BNLR – CITY OF HULL
G-BNLS – CITY OF CHESTER
G-BNLT – CITY OF LINCOLN
G-BNLU- CITY OF BANGOR
G-BNLV – CITY OF EXETER
G-BNLW – CITY OF NORWICH
G-BNLX – CITY OF WORCESTER
G-BNLY – CITY OF SWANSEA
G-BNLZ – CITY OF PERTH
G-CIVA – CITY OF ST DAVIDS
G-CIVB – CITY OF LICHFIELD
G-CIVC – CITY OF ST ANDREWS
G-CIVD – CITY OF COVENTRY
G-CIVE – CITY OF SUNDERLAND
G-CIVF – CITY OF ST ALBANS
G-CIVG – CITY OF WELLS
G-CIVH – CITY OF HEREFORD
G-CIVI – CITY OF GLOUCESTER
G-CIVJ – Un-Named
G-CIVK – Un-Named
G-CIVL – Un-Named
G-CIVM – Un-Named

Boeing 777-236 Fleet
G-ZZZA - SIR FRANK WHITTLE
G-ZZZB - SIR WILIAM SEFTON BRANCKER
G-ZZZC - SIR C E KINGSFORD-SMITH
G-ZZZD - WILBUR WRIGHT
G-ZZZE - SIR JOHN ALOCK & SIR ARTHUR WHITTEN-BROWN
G-VIIB - CITIES OF DALLAS / FORT WORTH
G-RAES – ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY
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British Airways Aircraft Names

That took some typing and a lot of research too I bet
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See here for the missing TriStar names: Names of BA's L-1011s
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Currently away from home, so can't check my logbook for some of the Stratocruiser names, Canopus, Coriolanus, Constellation, etc. all Astro related.

Will try to remember when I get home in August.

Well done.
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I liked the Aer Lingus scheme of giving saint's names to their aircraft. Their BAC 1-11 simulator was labelled StThetic.
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hi

yea just a bit but enjoyable shame they stopped naming aircraft
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B707 G--PB at LGW with British Airtours carried the name 'Pretty Boy' under the P1 window.
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Some corrections :

G-BTPA – STRATHALLAN
G-BTPC – STRATHBLANE
G-BTPD – STRATHCONAN
G-BTPE – STRATHDON
G-BTPF – STRATHEARN
G-BTPG – STRATHFILLAN
G-BTPH – STRATHNAVER
G-BTPJ – STRATHPEFFER

Funny what you remember, the remainder were actually un-named.

G-RAES – ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY
Was registered in honour of but not named as such, this was to avoid a G-VIII (G-8!).
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Don't forget Trident three G-AWZE 'Robin of Cranebank'
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Can anyone remember the names of the Viscounts and Vanguards, I've got them all in my 1964 edition of CAM !?
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G-APEP is Superb
G-APEJ was Ajax
G-APES was Swiftsure
There was a Vanguard (of course) and a Hermes as well but that's the ones I can come up with without checking sources.
No clue about Viscounts...
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Don't forget G-BDPZ, B747-148 leased from Aer Lingus in mid/late 70's.

She always wore a hybrid BA livery and I don't think ever had a fleet name, but she was of course affectionately known as "Paddy Zulu"
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This idled away a couple of hours!

Here are the Viscounts.

V.701 (RMA = Royal Mail Aircraft)

G-ALWE RMA Discovery
G-ALWF RMA Sir John Franklin
G-AMOA RMA George Vancouver
G-AMOB RMA William Baffin
G-AMOC RMA Richard Chancellor
G-AMOD RMA John Davis
G-AMOE RMA Sir Edward Parry
G-AMOF RMA Sir Martin Frobisher
G-AMOG RMA Robert Falcon Scott
G-AMOH RMA Henry Hudson
G-AMOI RMA Sir Hugh Willoughby
G=AMOJ RMA Sir James Ross
G-AMOK RMA Sir Humphrey Gilbert
G-AMOL RMA David Livingstone
G-AMOM RMA James Bruce
G-AMON RMA Sir Thomas Cavendish
G-AMOO RMA John Oxenham
G-AMNY RMA Sir Ernest Shackleton
G-AMNZ RMA James Cook
G-ANHA RMA Sir Anthony Jenkinson
G-ANHB RMA Sir Henry Stanley
G-ANHC RMA Sir Leopold McLintock
G-ANHD RMA William Dampier
G-ANHE RMA Gino Watkins
G-ANHF RMA Matthew Flinders
G-AOFX RMA Sir Joseph Banks

V.707 (leased from Tradair)
G-APZC Un-named

V.732 (leased)
G-ANRS RMA George Bass

V,736 (leased from Fred Olsen)
G-AODG RMA Fridtjof Nansen
G-AODH RMA Roald Amundsen

V.779D (leased from Fred Olsen)
G-ARBW Un-named

V.745D (leased from Vickers-Armstrong)
G-APNF RMA Philip Carteret

V.793D (leased from Vickers-Armstrong)
G-APNG RMA Sir James Lancaster


V.779D Leased From Vickers Armstrong)
G-APZP Un-named

V.802
G-AOJA RMA Sir Samuel White Baker
G-AOJB RMA Stephen Borough
G-AOJC RMA Robert O’Hara Burke
G-AOJD RMA Sebastian Cabot
G-AOJE RMA Sir Alexander McKenzie
G-AOJF RMA Sir George Summers
G-AOHG RMA Richard Hakluyt
G-AOHH RMA Sir Robert McLure
G-AOHI RMA Charles Montagu Doughty
G-AOHJ RMA Sir John Maderville
G-AOHK RMA John Manning Speke
G-AOHL RMA Charles Sturt
G-AOHM RMA Robert Machin
G-AOHN RMA Alexander Gordon Laing
G-AOHN RMA Alexander Gordon
G-AOHO RMA Samuel Wallis
G-AOHP RMA James Weddel
G-AOHR RMA Sir Richard Burton
G-AOHS RMA Robert Thorne
G-AOHT RMA Ralph Fitch
G-AOHU RMA Sir George Strong Nares
G-AOHV RMA Sir John Barrow
G-AOHW RMA Sir Francis Younghusband
G-AORC RMA Richard Lander
G-AORD RMA Arthur Phillip

V.806

G-AOYG RMA Charles Darwin
G-AOYH RMA William Harvey
G-AOYI RMA Sir Humphrey Davy
G-AOYJ RMA Edward Jenner
G-AOYK RMA Edmund Cartwright
G-AOYL RMA Lord Joseph Lister
G-AOYM RMA John Loudon McAdam
G-AOYN RMA Sir Isaac Newton
G-AOYO RMA Adam Smith
G-AOYP RMA John Napier
G-AOYR RMA Sir Richard Arkright
G-AOYS RMA George Stepenson
G-AOYT RMA James Watt
G-APEX RMA John Harrison
G-APEY RMA William Murdoch
G-APIM RMA Robert Boyle
G-APJU RMA Sir Gilbert Blane
G-APKF RMA Michael Faraday
G-APOX RMA Isambard Brunel
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Having done the above I have now found the following page - this will give all the names going back to the Rapide, Dak, Viking, Ambassador, Vanguard etc. and of course the Viscounts!

https://books.google.com.cy/books?id...0names&f=false
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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 18:57
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Agreed, it is a shame that they no longer do this. I suppose where the majority of aircraft are boarded nowadays via an airbridge, it is no longer visible to the customer so was dispensed with around the time of the T4 move.

The Vanguards carried their BEA names through BA as Merchantmen and then Air Bridge (latterly Hunting) carried the names on those aircraft they later acquired. They were EG = Arethusa, EI - Indefatigable, EJ - Ajax, EK - Dreadnought, EL - Leander, EM = Agamemnon, EO = Orion, EP = Superb, ER = Amethyst, ES = Swiftsure, ET = Temeraire, EU = Dauntless.

Piece of pub quiz trivia: the Vanguard names were all ships of the line in Nelson's time, with Swiftsure being a prize captured in the Battle of Trafalgar. I can't even begin to imagine the sense of righteous indignation from the SNP if British Airways named its aircraft after our Trident-carrying nuclear subs today - it's almost worth doing it just to provoke an apoplectic reaction from Sturgeon and Salmond.
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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 19:05
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Another piece of trivia - on the 757s, any BA leased aircraft wore the name Braemar Castle - from memory, this was carried by Air Europe's G-BKRM, Air 2000's G-OOOB (Winter 87/88) and Monarch's G-DRJC at different times when on lease to BA. Only DRJC was painted, the others wore basic Air Europe or Air 2000 livery at the time, but were still named!

And one final question - does anyone know why the last two Tristar 200s were named after birds rather than continuing the flow of roses at that time - did they simply run out? I can't think so, but am just intrigued to know why the sudden change part-way, which was most unlike BA at the time. 'HBP - Osprey - was the last aircraft still flying in the old Negus & Negus scheme in about 1988, if I remember rightly.
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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 19:48
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Originally Posted by Flightrider View Post
And one final question - does anyone know why the last two Tristar 200s were named after birds rather than continuing the flow of roses at that time - did they simply run out? I can't think so, but am just intrigued to know why the sudden change part-way, which was most unlike BA at the time. 'HBP - Osprey - was the last aircraft still flying in the old Negus & Negus scheme in about 1988, if I remember rightly.
Explained in the very first post (originally delivered to British Airtours, who named their aircraft after birds).
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Old 24th Jun 2015, 12:10
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Comments about Vanguards carrying names are incorrect. BEA abandoned aircraft naming with the introduction of the "red square" livery. All Vanguards were allocated names, but as they were all delivered in the "red square" livery, they never carried them in BEA service. Similarly, all Viscounts lost their names when repainted in the new livery. BOAC had already abandoned aircraft naming, the Stratocruisers and Argonauts were the last to carry names, no Comets or Britannias were ever named.
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no Comets or Britannias were ever named.
They were - all Comets were named either 'Comet' or 'Comet 4' and all Britannias were named 'Britannia' - at least that's what it said were all other BOAC aircraft at that time carried their actual names.
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Vanguard G-APEA was in 'peony colour' with 'vanguard' on nose
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