Westland Widgeon Srs 2 ‘G-APTW’

  • Description

    c/n WA/H/150 Built 1959. On display at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK. 11th September 2017 The following history on the Widgeon and for G-APTW in particular is from the very informative NELSAM website:- “The Widgeon was a civil development of the earlier Dragonfly, but didn't enjoy great commercial success and only fifteen were eventually produced. There was a plan to upgrade twenty four existing Fleet Air Arm Dragonfly’s to Dragonfly HC.7 standard (as the Naval Widgeon was to become) but this was abandoned and it influenced the decision to stop production. G-APTW was used by a number of companies as a corporate transport, but its claim to fame was appearing in the Alistair MacLean film "Where Eight Bells Toll" in 1971 (starring Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley and Jack Hawkins) for which it was painted up in pseudo Royal Navy colours. It was withdrawn from service in 1973 and exhibited in a number of museums and collections before being acquired by NEAM in 1993.”
  • Owner

    Hawkeye UK
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65001151@N03/39694441501/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T15:53:10
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