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    WWII Sunderland flying-boat raised from seabed 65ft below waves | Mail Online

    Monster sea-plane dragged from the deep: WWII Sunderland flying-boat raised from seabed 65ft below waves with the help of the very last pilot to fly her. Mark I Sunderland was Britain's only long-haul aircraft at start of WWII and used to deter German U-boats. Winston Churchill, who saw U-boats as the biggest threat, valued the 40-strong fleet highly
    Most gunned down in the Battle of the Atlantic, which killed 6,000, and experts thought they were lost to history. A diver found one off Welsh coast, identified as a Sunderland by its last pilot, Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE
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    hardly news this has been known about for some years.

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    harryamb2...For some maybe... For myself it wasn't.. Newer enthusiasts might not be aware of such
    historical feats and courage. Gwar

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    hardly news this has been known about for some years.
    I didnt know this. So for me this is interesting to read about.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    That was new to me also. I guess being across the pond, might put some of us behind the news of what is found over there!!!
    It was greatly appreciated
    Thanks Ade!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    As your crazy American cousin that the family keeps the Gin bottle hidden from, first I have heard about it.
    I think that is neat.

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    There was an old chap who lived not far from me who was 'ground' crew on them during the war. He wrote a little book about his life, my mum has one I'll see if she can find it.

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    hi guysI get the flypast mag and a couple of others that deal with militaria that's how I keep up with whats going on in this big world.

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    Quote by TrondK View Post
    I didnt know this. So for me this is interesting to read about.
    I too, never heard of this. Outstanding news.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    hardly news this has been known about for some years.
    Though surely worthy of an update on the work to lift and restore it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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