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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Memories & Memorabilia

Old School

Handel Davies Memorabilia
Handel’s flight in a Concorde Prototype, 1973

Concorde Certificate


The Concorde G-BSST was the second prototype built and it first flew, from Filton to Fairford, in April 1969. British Airways Concorde G-BOAC first flew in February 1975, but commercial flights did not commence until January 1976, when two aircraft took off simultaneously from London and Paris. The routes were London–Bahrain and Paris–Rio de Janeiro.
Brian Trubshaw, (1924–2001), was the test pilot who first flew Concorde 002 in 1969. He gained much public attention as did his French equivalent André Turcat.