Sunderland Print Takes Off

23 Nov

The last flight of a famous Sunderland, captured by Welsh artist Tim Jenkins, is now available as a limited edition print.

It depicts Sunderland T9044 – which sank in the Milford Haven Waterway 74 years ago – on its last flight from Oban in Scotland to Pembroke Dock.

Entitled ‘Sunderland T9044: Flight From Oban’, the print has been produced by the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust as a fund raiser to help recover much more of this unique wartime survivor. Many parts of T9044 are now on display at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in the Royal Dockyard Chapel.

Just 210 signed and numbered copies are available in this edition – the figure 210 relating to the RAF’s No 210 Squadron with which T9044 operated.

Tim Jenkins – who is not taking any royalties from the sales – signed the prints at the Heritage Centre, helped by Sunderland Trust volunteers.

Early numbers of the 210 print run are also signed by Mrs Betty Martin, wife of the late Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE, an RAF pilot who flew T9044, and by wartime flying boat aircrew member John Pearce, of Cardiff.

The print costs £20 and is available from the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, The Royal Dockyard Chapel, Meyrick Owen Way, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS. Copies can be ordered by post for £23.80 (payable to Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust) or through the Website www.sunderlandtrust.com

Tim Jenkins signs copies of the painting of Sunderland T9044 at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, helped by Volunteer Martin Blow.

Tim Jenkins signs copies of the painting of Sunderland T9044 at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, helped by Volunteer Martin Blow. PICTURES: Peter Mitchell and Martin Cavaney.

The stunning painting of T9044’s last flight, now available as a print.

The stunning painting of T9044’s last flight, now available as a print. PICTURES: Peter Mitchell and Martin Cavaney.

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