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Community Support

26 Feb

The Sunderland Trust is a respected organisation with strong links to both Pembroke Dock and Pembrokeshire and often support events being held by other organisations and communities. In 2013 the Trust took the lead in organising three days of events celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the battle of the Atlantic-the only organisation to celebrate the […]

Why Is the Sunderland T9044 is so important.

26 Feb

Why Sunderland T9044 Is so important to the Sunderland Trust   The mark 1 Short Sunderland t9044 is at the very core of the trusts success and support is now required to raise the aircraft. A separate fund raising appeal has been started that will encourage both corporate and private donation and in kind provision […]

‘Fleets to Flying Boats’ Centre

21 Feb

‘Fleets to Flying Boats’ Centre “Fleets to Flying Boats” is a new visitor centre based in Pembroke Dock – just a short distance from the very successful Flying Boat Centre. Please follow this link for a map. This new attraction, initially with temporary displays, is an important step forward for the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. […]

Catalina thrills crowds in flying boat tribute

21 Feb
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A 70-year-old warplane thrilled thousands of Pembrokeshire people and visitors on Bank Holiday Saturday with an aerial tribute to Pembroke Dock and its flying boat heritage, In clear skies the UK’s only airworthy Catalina – operated by Plane Sailing Air Displays from Duxford, Cambridgeshire – diverted from a round Britain commemorative flight to make two […]

What is a Flying Boat?

21 Feb

A flying-boat is an aircraft which, instead of using a wheeled undercarriage to take off and land from the land, does so from a water ‘runway’. Flying-boats have boat hulls and keels with floats underneath each wing to give them stability. Before the advent of large transport aircraft, flying-boats were the only aircraft capable of […]

Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and build a museum, West Wales Guardian Wednesday, September 6th, 1968

23 Jan
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  Call to Pembroke Dock Residents   Now that Pembroke Dock residents have voted overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the name of the town, all should unite in furthering its attraction as a tourist Centre by fighting to retain its present attractions and helping to promote new ones. This view was expressed by the Deputy […]

‘Straddle’ gets mugged!

25 Nov
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‘Straddle’, the wartime flying mascot, has been mugged! A photo of the black Cocker Spaniel and details of his wartime exploits now adorn a mug which is exclusively available through the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. ‘Straddle’ was adopted by Canadian airmen of No 422 Squadron, operating Sunderland flying boats, and flew on operations from RAF […]