Vickers Valiant - Photo Gallery
The Deacon Collection
These pictures were kindly donated by Ray Deacon. They are for your personal use only and may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form. Ray has a sizeable collection of photos of aircraft, taken throughout his service in the RAF and available for publication - contact him for details.
The Hitch Collection
These pictures have been kindly contributed by Gerry Hitch, an ex-Vickers employee, from his large collection. They are for your personal use only and may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form. From Peter Martin, an apprentice electrician at Vickers from 1952 to 1958: "The 'windows' in the bomb bay (seen in the second picture) provided access to cable, pipe and control runs between bomb bay and outer skin. The average man was too large to get into the area, but because I was a shrimp I could wriggle my way down and was required to install the wiring from front to rear of the bomb bays. It cost me a few bruised ribs I remember."