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    The last Short "Sunderland" Flying Boat arrived at Pembroke Dock, Wales, Mar 24, to be preserved there as a memorial.

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    The last Short "Sunderland" Flying Boat arrived at Pembroke Dock, Wales, Mar 24, to be preserved there as a memorial. Commodore Luthrau, of the French naval air service in Brest, where the Sunderland was in commission, made a formal presentation of the flying-boat to Mr Oswald Short, one of the brothers whose first built this type of aircraft. The ceremony was attended by Air Marshal Sir Edward Chilton.

    Sunderland flying-boats first went into service in 1938. During World War Two they supported operations around the globe. Later they took part in the 1948-49 Berlin airlift, and in the 1951-54 British North Greenland Expedition. The last Royal Air Force Sunderland was retired in August 1959 at Singapore. Now the last one to serve outside the RAF also gone to rest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CX9XC61VEU6TIO5INTHDIFIS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CX9XC61VEU6TIO5INTHDIFIS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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