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Short Sunderland V G-BJHS by Colin Smedley
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In the late 1940s and early 1950s Short flying boats were the principal form of luxury air travel in the undeveloped parts of the world. Only Sunderlands converted for civilian use by Shorts in Rochester, Kent, were renamed as Solents or Sandringhams. Sunderland V G-BJHS was converted in Australia and thus remains a Sunderland by name. It is pictured on its last display flight by Sunderland Ltd in 1989 (at West Malling) before being sold to Kermit Weeks in the USA.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is http://www.oscarpix.co.uk

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 2 years ago

    You have an amazing amount of aircraft images! Another great shot.

  • Thanks Nigel! I’ve only scratched the surface yet!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Great to see this Colin. – Ted

  • Wish it was still this side of the pond and flying again Ted.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotalmost 2 years ago

    These planes I recollect flew out of Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour, Australia, to Lord Howe Island…It must have been such a sight to see them taking off in the middle of the harbour

  • I saw them a lot in my younger days. They were built and refurbished at Rochester in Kent which is only about 35 miles from my old home in Canterbury. I remember seeing a vic of three of them in the Royal review flypast in the fifties.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp4 months ago

  • Many thanks indeed for the feature Marie!

    – Colin Smedley

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