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1950s BOAC Argonaut

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

BOAC Argonaut "Amazon", registration G-ALHO. Little boy unknown.

Flying from London to Hong Kong 3 January 1952

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1952-01-03 to Sun, 1952-01-06

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.

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1949 Argonaut - BOAC News Letter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

At Kai Tak. Note the BOAC bus in the background which can be seen here and here

BOAC Bar Service reverse.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

One could still smoke cigarettes and even small cigars - but not pipes!  

BOAC Bar Service.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Prices were of course duty free but were still fairly expensive for us on lowly airmen's pay.

BOAC Menu.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Even in Tourist class this was all served on china with metal cutlery. 

BOAC leaflet c.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

BOAC leaflet l.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

BOAC leaflet g.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

BOAC leaflet b.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

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