Bristol Britannia

The Canadairs had started to operate during 1957 but East African realised that to compete on the important route to London it needed more modern equipment. It ordered the Comet but in the meantime leased Britannias from BOAC (both 102 and the larger 312 versions) and later from BUA. Much later in 1969 a Britannia freighter was operated on EAA’s behalf by Lloyd. All the aircraft retained their British registrations.

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G-AOVO - A series 312 at Entebbe. Note very little was done to paint into EAA colours. Basically the “BO” was overwritten with “EA” and an EAA Lion stuck to the tail!

G-ANBL - a 102 series from BOAC

G-AOVJ - a 312 series from BOAC

Vital Statistics

Registration Aircraft c/n Previous Acquired Disposal Remarks
G-ANBN Bristol Britannia 102 12915 - 1958 1958 Leased from BOAC late 1958
G-ANBL Bristol Britannia 102 12913 - n/a n/a Leased from BOAC dates unknown
G-AOVB Bristol Britannia 312 13230 - 1958 1958 Leased from BOAC 5/11/1958 to 3/12/1958
G-AOVJ Bristol Britannia 312 13418 - n/a n/a Leased from BOAC dates unknown
G-AOVO Bristol Britannia 312 13423 - 1958 1959 Leased from BOAC late 1958 to early 1959
G-AOVT Bristol Britannia 312 13427 - 1959 1959 Leased from BOAC during 1959
G-APNA Bristol Britannia 317 13425 - 1959 1961 Leased from BUA 1959 to 1961
G-APNB Bristol Britannia 317 13426 - 1960 1961 Leased from BUA 1960 to 1961
G-ANBO Bristol Britannia 102 12916 - 1961 1961 Leased from BOAC late 1961
G-AOVP Bristol Britannia 312(F) 13424 - 1968 1968 Leased from Lloyd during 1968
G-ANCD Bristol Britannia 307(F) 12920 - 1969 n/a Leased from Lloyd during Feb 1969