Photograph album, 1972 - 1981
Scope and Contents
Titled "Hovercraft - Vol. II".
Including photographs of a 200 Squadron SR N6 Mk 5 vehicle carrying hovercraft, 1972 (1); a passenger ticket from the hovercraft service between Ryde and Portsmouth operated by Hovertravel, undated (1); a 200 Squadron SR N6 Mk 2, 1972 (1); the British Hovercraft Corporation factory containing a SR N4 being widened and an Iranian Imperial Navy BH 7 MK 4, 1972 (1); a CC 7 in the Congo used for intercepting diamond smugglers, 1972 (1); SR N4s on the cross-Channel service operated by Hoverlloyd, 1972 (1); a model of a British Hovercraft Corporation 50 ton load carrier in development, 1973 (1); a British Army CC 7 in Cowes harbour, 1973 (1); a Royal Navy BH 7 trials craft, 1973; publicity material about the BH 7, 1971 (1); the launch of the SR N6 Mk 6, 1973 (1); Richard Stanton-Jones with staff of Bell Aerospace (Textron) in New Orleans, United States, 1973 (1); print of a Bell Aerospace 2000 ton surface effect ship, undated  (1); Richard Stanton-Jones with the Crown Prince of Bahrain, 1973 (6); press cutting about a BH 7 and a square-rigged schooner sailing past each other in New York harbour, 1973 (1); publicity material for the CC 7, 1973 (1); programme of a visit by the Earl and Countess Mountbatten to the Isle of Wight and a letter of thanks from Earl Mountbatten, 1974 (2); press cutting about funding cuts affecting the development of the BH 88, a stretched version of the SR N4 later known as the SR N4 Mk 3 (Super 4), 1975 (1); prints of projected designs for the BH 88, 1975 (2); buildings and street scenes in Moscow, 1975 (6); presentation of the Queen's Award for Industry by Earl Mountbatten, 1975 (6); launch of Iranian Imperial Navy BH 7s, 1975 (1); press cuttings about sale of hovercraft overseas, 1976 (2); invitation to a reception at Buckingham Palace for holders of the Queen's Award for Industry, 1976 (1); press cutting about moves to build military hovercraft in the United States, 1976 (1); press reception to celebrate winning a contract to produce stretched versions of the SR N4 for Seaspeed, 1976 (1); press cutting about an open day at the British Hovercraft Corporation factory in Cowes, 1977 (1); a National Westminster Bank cheque bearing the image of a hovercraft, 1977 (1); press cutting about the Union Jack on hangar doors at the British Hovercraft Corporation factory in Cowes in celebation of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, 1977 (1); British Hovercraft Corporation Christmas card, 1977 (1); SR N4 Mk 3 (Super 4), 1978 (4); press cutting about a sea trial of the SR N4 Mk 3 (Super 4), 1978 (1); caricature of Earl Mountbatten, 1978 (1); Iranian Imperial Navy BH 7 sailing past the Needles, 1978 (1); British Hovercraft Corporation Christmas card, 1978 (1); press cutting about cross-Channel hovercraft and ferry services, 1978 (1); press cutting about Earl Mountbatten's trip on a SR N4 Mk 3 (Super 4) during sea trials, 1978 (1); Richard Stanton-Jones in Hong Kong, 1980 (2); British Hovercraft Corporation Christmas card, 1980 (1); Richard Stanton-Jones with the Duke of Kent, 1981 (2); Richard Stanton-Jones with the Chairman of Westland, 1981 (1); a Westland WG 30 helicoptor after a trip from Yeovil to Cowes, 1981 (1); SR N6 MK 2s awaiting delivery to Saudi Arabia, 1981 (1); Richard Stanton-Jones in an Option aircraft at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1981 (2); a British Hovercraft Corporation board meeting in London, 1981 (1); British Hovercraft Corporation Christmas card, 1981 (1); Richard Stanton-Jones with a delegation from Saudi Arabia, 1981 (3); press cutting about the launch of the AP 1/88, a hovercraft with diesel engines, 1981 (1); and Dorine Stanton-Jones with the wives of visitors from the United States, undated  (1).
- 1972 - 1981
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- College of Aeronautics, Cranfield
- Edward, George Nicholas Patrick, 1935 (Duke of Kent)
- Hong Kong
- Mountbatten, Edwina Cynthia Annette, Dame, 1901 - 1960 (Countess Mountbatten of Burma)
- Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, 1900 - 1979 (1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Admiral of the Fleet)
- Saudi Arabia
- United States