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    Sunderland flying boat at anchor, taking off and in flight.

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    Various shots taken from travelling launch of a four engined short Sunderland flying boat at anchor - shots are taken from all sides. Small boat near plane, people looking on. Several shots of the RAF (Royal Air Force) crew opening door and entering plane. Good shots of Sunderland flying boat taking off and in flight. Barge speeding at sea.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:12:00 / 01:22:56:00
    UN 1318 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    The aircraft is a Short Sunderland with the code NS-H, of No. 201 Squadron.

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  2. Simom1 says

    Location of these aircraft is Castle Archdale Lough Erne, Enniskillen, N Ireland. This was Europes' largest flying boat base during WW2 and home to both RAF and Canadians flying Sunderlands and Catalinas. Although close to the Republic of Ireland which was neutral? a secret (at the time) deal was negotiated to allow Allied aircraft to fly along a corridor from Lough Erne West into the Atlantic to avoid the much longer route North past Donegal to access the Atlantic where U boats waited for convoys.

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