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Many Nations, Many Trades

14 Mar

Pembroke Dock’s role in 100 years of the RAF. A Special Exhibition, 30 March 2018 – 8 September 2018 This new Special Exhibition at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will celebrate the men and women who served in Pembroke Dock and have contributed to the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force’s story. During the […]

RAF’s centenary celebrated at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

26 Feb
Pembroke Dock Aerial May 1943 5

The Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday will be celebrated in special ways at Pembroke Dock, once the RAF’s most famous flying boat station. The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is staging a special Open Day on Sunday April 1st – the actual 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF. On that day in 1918 – […]

Sharing Pride in Pembroke Dock

02 Jan
Sunderland over Pembroke Dock

2018 is an important year for many people, with a number of significant anniversaries and commemorations taking place.  Two of the more significant anniversaries in 2018 are the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, which came into being on 1 April 1918, and the centenary of the end of the First World […]

Sentinels of the Sky

17 Nov
Sunderland over Pembroke Dock

A painting which captures Pembroke Dock’s military, maritime and aviation heritage in one iconic image has been acquired for the Heritage Centre’s art collection. The watercolour, depicting a Sunderland flying boat over the Front Street Gun Tower, is the work of Welsh aviation artist Ruth Jayne Lewis, a member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation […]

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 […]