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What type of aircraft did we commute to Aden as Kids. The comet?
Or...was it the VC10
Anyone got any photos...would be fun to see..
I can remember flying out on a Britannia also a Comet a VC10 and going back to the UK after independence on a MEA Caravelle.
I remember the Britannia and the Comet also flew Alitalia
Never flew out or back with Alitalia usually BOAC or MEA. The routes seemed to change yearly. Flew London Rome Cairo one year. Then Rome Beirut Jeddah. Also London Rome Khartoum. Wish I had taken more notice of the routes and taken some photo’s.
Seemed to remember going via Rome a few times. I wish I knew what happened to the lovely Italian family my dad worked with, Sebastian La Rosa. He had two daughters, one worked in one of the shops in Little Aden (might have been called Albina). Does anyone remember them or know where they went. If my memory serves me correctly, there were houses for employees from India (or perhaps other nationals) and they lived there.
Usually London Beirut Jeddah Aden on MEA (changing at Beirut). I once remember London Frankfurt Rome Cairo Asmara Aden . This was on United Arab Airlines (changing at Cairo). It took forever !
The good old 'Lollipop Specials'! I'm not quite sure, but I think the Comet. I definitely remember at least one flight on a VC10.
(I just typed 'fight on a VC10' - luckily I noticed the typo!!)