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British Eagle

Now, as British Eagle International, it made a loss in I963 but began a climb back to profitability. Within the next two years its fleet comprised 17 Bristol Britannia 300s (it was to operate 23 in all) and seven Viscount 700s. It acquired Starways and re-named it British Eagle (Liverpool).

Samson At Shotley

Early naval aviation off East Anglia


At the beginning of the twentieth-century, Harwich Harbour, on the coast of East Anglia, was an important naval anchorage, and it was from here, in 1912, that Commander C. R. Samson, the pioneer naval aviator, made a number of flights off the Suffolk coast.