The aircraft at this time (1966) came in too low over the rooftops for accomodation huts, TV aerials etc to allowed that can be seen in similar images at later dates <Read more ...>
BOAC Argonaut "Amazon", registration G-ALHO. Little boy unknown. <Read more ...>
Here are the details of my father’s flight out to HK in January 1952. I have taken the content straight from his letters.
Journey by Peter Halliwell from London to Hong Kong 3 January 1952, travelling in the BOAC Argonaut Amazon.
Day 1. <Read more ...>
At Kai Tak. Note the BOAC bus in the background which can be seen here and here <Read more ...>
One could still smoke cigarettes and even small cigars - but not pipes! <Read more ...>
Prices were of course duty free but were still fairly expensive for us on lowly airmen's pay. <Read more ...>
Even in Tourist class this was all served on china with metal cutlery. <Read more ...>
In the mid 1950s travel by air was still a new experience for many people. This was especially the case on a long haul flight such as between London and Hong Kong. B.O.A.C. <Read more ...>
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