3/9/57; Final flight by a 6 Squadron crew (captain F/O McGrath), in Sunderland NZ4120, Lauthala Bay (Fiji) to Hobsonville. This flight mentioned in 5 Squadron unit history, with no further comment!
I wanted to post this here last week but my Photobucket account was down for maintenance. Forum reader Felicity Roworth saw this comment and she has scanned this entry from her father Denis Roworth's flying logbook, as he was the second pilot.
Great candid shots. I find it interesting that with the weight of a port engine removed, we have the port wing downhill and port float lower in the water. The weight-moment of the two airmen on the port wing tip, acting on the keel centre-line must equal or exceed the weight of the engine moment in its normal position! One of you airframe types could do the math for us; I don't know what the engine weight and aircraft dimensions are.
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Have just browsed through the 3 pages of this thread, and could not help but notice that the nice scene posted by Peter (pjw4118) on 14th December last year (6th picture down) features an RAF launch (No. 1667) so was probably taken in Singapore during one of 5 Squadron's fairly regular deployments to one of Britain's most far-flung bastions. However definitely one of our aircraft as it carries the trade-mark side-by-side twin aerials. David D
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 2, 2016 7:14:41 GMT 12
I never realised our Sunderlands ventured as far as Singapore. Was that for international military exercises as maritime patrol aircraft? Or on transport duties? Did they ever get involved in the Malaya and Borneo conflicts?