Vickers Varsity T1 WJ897 and the Leicester Aircraft Preservation Group

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19th August 1984

These amazing photographs were taken on 19th August 1984 by Bob Somerville, a survivor of the crash whose camera remained in his pocket when he escaped from the aircraft. They show:

The aircraft being made ready at RAF Syerston as passengers and crew assemble.

Actually taken from inside the Varsity on that last flight, looking towards the Cessna 180K Skywagon, G-BETG, which has had its door removed for the air to air photography.
This Cessna is still flying as N180WJ.

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