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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 am

I have this advert
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by photon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:55 pm

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Thanks for the images photon. Looking forward to see some more. Some old SAA advertisements would also be nice to see :D

Thanks, Shieling :D :D

Here's an SAA advert as seen in the "Rand Airport- Germiston Official Yearbook 1938"
I'll have a look and see if I can find some more colorful ones in the archive.

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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by photon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:43 pm

A pic of a beautiful model of Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta G-ABTL "Astraea".
The model was presented by Imperial Airways to Rand Airport in March 1938.
The inscription at the base of the stand reads : "Presented to the Rand Airport Joint Committee by Imperial Airways as a memento of the close cooperation and cordial assistance received 1933-1937"
I wonder what happened to the model, is it maybe still around somewhere at Rand ?

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Unread post by Shieling » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:36 pm

Thanks Ray, thanks photon :D
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Unread post by Shieling » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:14 am

Seeing that we are coming up to the rugby World Cup again, here is an advertisement from 1995 for SAA. The quality is not great but you get the gist of it.
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Unread post by Shieling » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 am

Credit to the THL Archive for these low resolution images of the Vaaldam flying boat terminal.
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Unread post by RuanS » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am

Can I just say that I think this is one of the best threads on Avcom. =D> =D> =D>
From the pictures of Rand to the above pictures of the Vaal dam flying boats. Where was the flying boats based?
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Unread post by Shieling » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:04 am

RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am
Can I just say that I think this is one of the best threads on Avcom. =D> =D> =D>
From the pictures of Rand to the above pictures of the Vaal dam flying boats. Where was the flying boats based?
The Solent flying boats to the Vaaldam, came from from Southampton via Augusta - Cairo - Luxor - Khartoum - Port Bell - Victoria Falls – Vaal Dam in 4½ days.

My mother in-law loves to tell the story how some of the pilots from the flying boats used to stay with her aunt in Deneysville.

Unfortunately this service was short lived and only lasted until 1950.
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by RuanS » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:19 am

Shieling wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:04 am
RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am
Can I just say that I think this is one of the best threads on Avcom. =D> =D> =D>
From the pictures of Rand to the above pictures of the Vaal dam flying boats. Where was the flying boats based?
The Solent flying boats to the Vaaldam, came from from Southampton via Augusta - Cairo - Luxor - Khartoum - Port Bell - Victoria Falls – Vaal Dam in 4½ days.

My mother in-law loves to tell the story how some of the pilots from the flying boats used to stay with her aunt in Deneysville.

Unfortunately this service was short lived and only lasted until 1950.
Amazing.
I have spent some time at the vaal when I was younger visiting my grandparents (Deneysville to be exact) and never new about it.
Would like to know the location. I have probably been to where the base once was without even knowing it.

Thank you for the info.
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by Shieling » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:54 am

RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:19 am
Shieling wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:04 am
RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am
Can I just say that I think this is one of the best threads on Avcom. =D> =D> =D>
From the pictures of Rand to the above pictures of the Vaal dam flying boats. Where was the flying boats based?
The Solent flying boats to the Vaaldam, came from from Southampton via Augusta - Cairo - Luxor - Khartoum - Port Bell - Victoria Falls – Vaal Dam in 4½ days.

My mother in-law loves to tell the story how some of the pilots from the flying boats used to stay with her aunt in Deneysville.

Unfortunately this service was short lived and only lasted until 1950.
Amazing.
I have spent some time at the vaal when I was younger visiting my grandparents (Deneysville to be exact) and never new about it.
Would like to know the location. I have probably been to where the base once was without even knowing it.

Thank you for the info.
I came across the following website that discusses the location;

https://www.ruralexploration.co.za/Deneysville.html
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by RuanS » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:21 am

Shieling wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:54 am
RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:19 am
Shieling wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:04 am


The Solent flying boats to the Vaaldam, came from from Southampton via Augusta - Cairo - Luxor - Khartoum - Port Bell - Victoria Falls – Vaal Dam in 4½ days.

My mother in-law loves to tell the story how some of the pilots from the flying boats used to stay with her aunt in Deneysville.

Unfortunately this service was short lived and only lasted until 1950.
Amazing.
I have spent some time at the vaal when I was younger visiting my grandparents (Deneysville to be exact) and never new about it.
Would like to know the location. I have probably been to where the base once was without even knowing it.

Thank you for the info.
I came across the following website that discusses the location;

https://www.ruralexploration.co.za/Deneysville.html
Thank you =D>
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by photon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:12 pm

RuanS wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am
Can I just say that I think this is one of the best threads on Avcom. =D> =D> =D>
From the pictures of Rand to the above pictures of the Vaal dam flying boats. Where was the flying boats based?

Thanks for the kind comments, Ruan :D :D
Here's another pic of BOAC's flying boat Short S-45 Solent G-AKNP "City of Cardiff" landing at the Vaaldam in Nov 1949
photo credit to the Transnet Heritage Library and the DRISA volunteers who did the scanning.

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Unread post by photon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:17 pm

A few more pics for the fans of flying boats
BOAC's speedbird Short S-45 Solent G-AHIV "Salcombe" at the Vaaldam.

ImageP2305_02a-res by omer mees, on Flickr

ImageP2305a-res by omer mees, on Flickr

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Unread post by photon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:20 pm

Line-up of SAA's Lockheed L749 Constellations at Palmietfontein airport in 1950.

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Unread post by photon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:25 pm

SAA's Lockheed L749 Constellation ZS-DBT "Pretoria" at Jan Smuts airport.

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