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Your memories: 40 years since first commercial Concorde flight

Concorde's first test pilot Brian Trubshaw at Filton, 30 years after he flew the aircraft on its maiden flight from Filton to Fairford Photo: PA: Barry Batchelor

It's the 40th anniversary of Concorde's maiden passenger flight.

In 1976 on the 21st of January Britain's supersonic Concorde took off on her maiden commercial flight bound for Bahrain.

The British Airways plane took off at about the same moment as an Air France Concorde which was inaugurating the first Paris-Rio de Janeiro supersonic service. Concorde retired in 2003.

Here are some of your memories...

Concord at Exeter Airport Credit: Warren Radmore

Definitely the booms. You could tell the time by it every lunchtime.

– Warren Radmore

My dad working on its creation and him being so proud when my brothers paid for two tickets so that mum and dad could fly on it

– Alex Samways

As soon as I heard her distinctive sound, I would stop what ever I was doing and run outside to try and grab a glimpse of her. Miss seeing her

– Carol Thorne

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