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Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov
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After a successful first full visitor season, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be closing for two winter months – December and January. The Centre, in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, will close as from Monday November 30th. However, it will open especially for parties already pre-booked and also extends an invitation to organisations and groups […]

The Royal Air Force Museum is proud to announce its official association with the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust

28 May
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Chairman William McNamara (Left) with Maggie Appleton CEO of the Royal Air Force Museum (Right)

Today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was formally signed between the Royal Air Force Museum and the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust (PDST) in the presence of the Museum’s CEO Maggie Appleton MBE and PDST Chairman, William McNamara, OBE. The MOU will see the RAF Museum and Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust establish a partnership to foster […]

Airfield Return for Pilot’s Family and Friends

23 Sep
Flashback to 1943 - Gordon Singleton’s Sunderland after landing on Angle Airfield.
PICTURE: Sunderland Trust Archive.

The ashes of a Sunderland pilot have been scattered on the airfield where he made wartime aviation history. The wife and grandson of Gordon Singleton were joined by friends at Angle Airfield where in May 1943 he landed the four engined flying boat on grass after an epic rescue in the Atlantic. Gordon, then serving […]

Remembering the Fallen in Normandy

15 Jul
Sue Clarkson at the grave of Private Ronnie Powell.

A Pembrokeshire soldier and a Sunderland flying boat pilot have been especially remembered in Normandy by members of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust team. During a D-Day Battlefields Tour, several of the team who help run the Trust’s Heritage Centres made special visits to two cemeteries to pay their respects to servicemen who died in […]

Gareth recalls GIs’ ‘Friendly Invasion’

23 Jun
Gareth Mills with copies of ‘The Friendly Invasion’, pictured at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Research by Sunderland Trust Volunteer Gareth Mills for the recent D-Day 70th Anniversary events in Pembroke Dock has led to a fascinating addition to the written record of wartime Pembrokeshire. Such was the excellent response to appeals for recollections and information on the American forces which ‘invaded’ the county before D-Day in June 1944 that […]

‘Home run’ for iconic Alvis

16 Jun
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

A gathering of iconic cars – made by the Alvis Company – will take place at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard Chapel on Sunday. Over 20 cars are expected as the Alvis Owners’ Club visits the new Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, which will be open in the afternoon especially for the visit. Alvis has a very […]

John Evans Awarded B.E.M.

16 Jun
John Evans, Queen, Timeline

The Project Manager of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, John Evans, was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for ‘The Preservation of Pembroke Dock and its Military Past’. John’s first connection with Pembroke Dock was as a reporter with the Western Telegraph in 1970 and he made the town […]

D-Day Events are Big Attraction at Town’s New Heritage Centre

13 Jun
Mrs Kath Roach of Freystrop with her immaculate David Brown tractor which saw wartime service at Royal Naval Air Station Dale.

With national and international focus upon the beaches of Normandy on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Pembrokeshire’s key contributions to the Invasion of Occupied Europe on 6th June 1944 were particularly remembered in special events at Pembroke Dock. The recently opened Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in the Royal Dockyard Chapel staged two days of D-Day […]

In Memory of Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE

17 May
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Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE 1920 – 2014 Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE, who died in April 2014, was Patron of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust and a great champion of our heritage. Derek qualified as a pilot early in World War II and in September 1940 joined a crew which flew a new Sunderland, […]