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A Sunderland of an Australian squadron in distress at Pembroke Dock

10 Jan

  Sunderland Trust Parade Significant Andrew Hendrie Collection A Sunderland of an Australian squadron in distress at Pembroke Dock  just one of many images in the hugely significant Andrew Hendrie Collection. A major collection of photographs belonging to one of Britain’s foremost aviation authors has been donated to the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.The photographs, mainly […]

Town’s Naval links with Japan are re-connected

08 Jan

Historic connections between the Japanese Navy and Pembroke Dock have been re-established -after 136 years. Town Mayor Councillor Jane Phillips led a party of guests from Pembroke Dock who attended a reception at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard on board the Japanese warship Kashmia. Hosting the reception were the Japanese Ambassador, His excellency Keiichi Hayashi,and the commander […]

Modellers paint Sunderland for return to duty

18 Dec
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    Sunderland T9044 Returns To Action! Sunderland T9044 is returning to duty after nearly 75 years. Penfro Model Club members have recreated an iconic piece of aviation history through their latest project for the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. They have transformed a 12ft wingspan scale model of a Sunderland flying boat to look like […]

Medals Week to become annual event

21 Nov

 Medals Week at the Sunderland Trust The first ‘Medals Week’ staged by the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust was so successful that it is planned to become an annual attraction. In the week following Armistice Day the Trust’s Fleets to Flying Boats Centre in the Royal Dockyard had a display of mainly military medals – and […]

‘Show medals with pride’ Remembrance event

23 Oct

View the poster here : Wear your medals with pride Show your medals with pride – that’s the invitation from the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust for a unique Remembrance event in November. The Trust is inviting ex-Servicemen and women to bring their campaign and service medals to the Glass House Coffee Shop at the Fleet Surgeon’s […]

Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and Build a Museum

18 Oct
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Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and build a museum  From the West Wales Guardian – Wednesday, September 6th, 1968 “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 […]

Battle of the Atlantic-Honoured guests

16 Oct
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Special and honoured guest at the battle of Atlantic Weekend events were an Australian family who had travelled especially to Wales to take part. Mrs Patricia Swain, of Sydney, New South Wales, is the sister of flight Lieutenant Colin Walker,DSO,the Australian pilot who captained a Sunderland which had an epic encounter with German fighter over […]

Timeline on town history is charted with Lottery funding

16 Oct
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The remarkable 200 year timeline of Pembroke Dock and its unique position as one of the foremost British military communities will be told in a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust has successfully applied for a grant for the setting up and fitting out of the ‘Fleets to the Flying Boats ‘Centre in […]