04/30/2009. Ordered from Vickers-Armstrong (subsidiary of British Aircraft Corporation, BAC) by BOAC in 1960, the aircraft manufacturer lost its identity on January 1, 1964, when it became the BAC Weybridge Division. G-ARVM, already registered as such on January 16, 1963, was the last of twelve 1101s produced and it first flew on July 8, 1964. Although used on BOACs network, the aircraft was also intensively involved in flight training from Prestwick, Scotland.
Following the merger of BOAC into British Airways, the aircraft was registered to BA on April 1, 1974, to be deregistered as 'permanently withdrawn from use on November 9, 1979. The previous month the aircraft had been flown to RAF Cosford, Shropshire, to be preserved at the RAF Museum. In 2006 the aircraft was dissembled and on October 19 transported to the Brooklands Museum, near Weybridge, Surrey.