Talking about Dan Air – their service base was at Lasham in Hants mainly a gliding airfield. They had Elizabethans and I think a couple of DC 4’s. They acquired ex BEA comets. The runway at Lasham was short and when these aircraft arrived to be attended to the barbed wire fence at the end of the runway was taken down. It usually took the pilots 2 or 3 circuits to touch down at the edge of the tarmac – same on take off !