Becoming part of the ‘Derek Martin Fellowship’ provides lifetime membership for £1000 and shows your significant support for the aims and objectives of the Trust. ‘Fellows‘ receive a quarterly copy of the ‘Webfooter’ newsletter, a Sunderland lapel pin in addition to an individually engraved plaque. Your name will also be listed on to a ‘Scroll of Honour’ recognising your own support or the name of someone you choose to nominate. When accompanied by friends or relatives up to five additional members of the party may enter free of charge at any one time and larger parties can be catered for by arrangement.
The Derek Martin Fellowship – in more detail:
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The Derek Martin Fellowship recognises donations of £1,000. It will become the backbone of Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust’s fund raising initiatives that are directed solely to the history and heritage of the Sunderland Flying Boat and particularly T9044*. As recognition of the work of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust a Derek Martin Fellowship is an honour presented to those who donate £1,000 to the Trust or to people for whom a donation was made by others.
Contributions can be made by individuals, groups, clubs or businesses.
Donations may be made in one sum, or in instalments of a minimum of £100 over a five year period.
Derek Martin Fellows receive an attractive lapel pin, an individually engraved plaque and a congratulatory letter in addition to notification of ‘Fellowship’ events and services.
Your name will be entered on to a ‘Scroll of Honour’ recognising your own support or in the name of someone you choose to nominate.
It is possible to make a donation and choose the Sunderland Trust Fellowship recipient at a later date – please make this clear when making a donation.
The Fellowship was established in November 2014 in recognition that it will be exactly 75 years in November 2015 that the Short Mark 1 Sunderland Flying Boat, registration ‘T9044’ of 210 Squadron Royal Air Force sank during a fierce storm in the Milford Haven Waterway.
The Fellowship has been named after Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE who served as Patron for the Trust for many years and in honour of the inspirational story his life experience tells.
Fortunately no lives were lost. The aircraft has become the catalyst for not only creating the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust in 2006 but also the great many projects that the Trust continues to support and engage with – culminating in the creation of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
The Heritage Centre, based in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, Pembroke Dock, was opened by Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip on 29th April 2014.
The original aim of the Trust was to raise the remains of T9044 to the surface and this continues as the ultimate goal of the organisation.
The aircraft was rediscovered in 2003 and since that time has remained the focus and force behind the many activities the Trust continues to undertake.
For more information on the Trust’s work, click here.
If you would like to consider becoming a Fellow, please write to us at Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, Dockyard Chapel, Meyrick Owen Way, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS, telephone 01646 684220, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.