Sitting on Aviation History

15 Apr
Andrew Clark (right) hands over the bomber seat to Heritage Centre crew members Tony Ward (left) and Steve Canton. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

Andrew Clark (right) hands over the bomber seat to Heritage Centre crew members Tony Ward (left) and Steve Canton.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

Sitting on history – that’s the ‘crew’ at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre who have acquired a wartime relic.

This is a well preserved metal seat and fittings believed to be from a Wellington bomber – loaned to the Centre by lifelong aviation enthusiast Andrew Clark.

Andrew, who lives at Johnston, has owned the seat for at least 35 years. He said: “I am told it is from a Vickers Wellington, a twin-engined bomber which served throughout World War II. It is certainly from a British aircraft of that period in history.”

The Volunteer Crew at the Heritage Centre – in the Royal Dockyard Chapel – will be carrying out conservation work on the seat which links in history to displays at the Centre relating to another famous wartime aircraft, the Short Sunderland flying boat.