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Funding & Support Funding

21 Feb

Funding & Support Funding for the Centre has come from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is financed by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). This is administered locally by Pembrokeshire County Council. The great support of Milford Haven Port Authority, which hosts the Centre project […]

‘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. […]

Derek Remembers-Derek Martin OBE

21 Feb

  T9044 Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE Among the pilots who flew Sunderland T9044 is Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE, who is Patron of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. . In September 1940 Wing Commander Martin, then just 20-years-old, piloted T9044 on its delivery flight from Pembroke Dock to Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. He was […]

Group plans repeat of Flying Boat visit

21 Feb

The fascinating flying boat history of Pembroke Dock was recalled when members and friends of the Pembrokeshire Young Men’s Visual Impairment Group visited the Flying Boat Centre Workshop in the Royal Dockyard. Group members voted it a ‘thoroughly enjoyable experience’ and plan to repeat the visit in the future. They heard about Pembroke Dock’s vital […]

T9044 Underwater

21 Feb

After 70 years in seawater, much remains of T9044, 65 feet down on the seabed of the Milford Haven Waterway. Divers are always impressed by the sheer scale of the wreck. Mud and sediment has accumulated in and around the aircraft, helping to preserve the structure. It is a ‘time capsule’ of the wartime RAF. […]

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 […]

About Us

21 Feb

About Us The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust was set up as a registered charity (charity number: 1120476, registered in England and Wales) in August 2006 with key support from Chevron Refinery, Pembroke, and the Milford Haven Port Authority. The Trust’s initial aim – the recovery of the world’s only surviving Mark I Sunderland – remains […]

Sunderlands Top Coffee Charts

21 Feb

Sunderland flying boats are topping the popularity charts at Pembroke Dock again – certainly among coffee devotees.   The Sunderland Trust’s Glass House Coffee Shop The Sunderland Trust’s Glass House Coffee Shop reopened on Tuesday (March 5th) after enforced closure due to vandalism – and specially served coffee is proving popular. Uniquely, cups of cappuccino […]