Gordon Aitchison has sent us these photos of the Cabbage Patch event at LHR -
On November 6th, 1963, DC-8 CF-TJM fin # 813 c/n 45653 was damaged after an aborted take-off at LHR. The aircraft ended up in a "cabbage patch" in Long Breakfast Field 700 yards west from the end of the runway. There were no fatalities.
Negotiations were made with Douglas Aircraft for the repair of the
aircraft, and arrangements made to house the aircraft in the B.O.A.C. hanger at their maintenance complex at LHR.
The aircraft was considered to be in a bonded area from a Customs and Excise point of view, thus allowing the movement of unserviceable and serviceable units without tax complications.
The aircraft was made airworthy towards the end of 1964 and re-entered service.We have this photo of the T.C.A. contingent.
L to R back row Russ Thatcher (YUL), Dick Tritt (YUL), Wally Sankwich (YWG), ? centre row Ted Rogers (YUL), Wally Evans (LHR), Ted ? (LHR), ? front row ?, Keith Mullen (YUL), Danny Sweetman (YUL), Terry Baker (LHR)
and here is a photo of the whole contingent of T.C.A. and Douglas.
Sadly the aircraft crashed at YOW on May 19th 1967 whilst on a
training flight. There were no survivors.
Phil Pawsey sends us this photo -
Am attaching a group picture of those who were transferred from Halifax to Moncton in 1947 (I think). We knew them as the AC (Atlantic Control) and consisted of space control agents and teletype operators. I know the names of a few of them especially my wife Mary Beatty who is in the middle of the first row.
I wonder if there is anyone else out there knows many more.
I will appoint Wils Foote to be the judge if we get any answers.
Del Horn has sent us this photo of a Viscount inaugural in August 1955.
L to R
Lloyd Elders, two unidentified stewardesses, Del Horn,
Russ Bell, Don Curry, Dennis Stewart and an unidentified
Regarding the article on the "MotionMark" in NetLetter nr 1054 -
Ron Lingwood sends this comment I was an aircraft technician in the days when the "MULTI MARK" was introduced and to my memory the third symbology was the five grey bars which
represented five continents flown to by CPAir.
I remember we did not think too much of it when it first appeared.
The best livery was the final one of course, the Canada Goose!!
and Bill Wood chips in with this comment - 5 lines in Chevron represent 5 continents.