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    Default Short Sunderland RN267 details wanted

    Details wanted, please, for Short Sunderland RN267

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    Hello,

    Sunderland V RN267.

    Taken On Charge Calshot 19 July 1945.
    To 330 Sqn 9 August 1945
    Struck by ML878* while moored at Stavangar[sic]/Sola 2 December 1945.
    Repaired on Site.
    From Norway to 272 Maintenance Unit 25 February 1946.
    Delivered to 57 Maintenance Unit 15 October 1946.
    Struck Off Charge 6 November 1947.

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    Sunderland III ML878.

    Taken on Charge 57 Maintenance Unit 12 April 1944.
    To 228 Sqn 27 April 1944.
    Bounced in heavy landing and lost float at Pembroke Dock 14 August 1944.
    Repaired on Site.
    Short Brothers & Harland for conversion to Mk.V 20 February 1944.
    To 330 Sqn (WH-R) 14 May 1945.
    Delivered to 2 Flying Boat Servicing Unit for maintenance 19 June 1945.
    Drifted into RN267 at Stavanger, Norway 2 December 1945.
    Repaired on Site .
    Delivered to 272 Maintenance Unit Killadeas 1 March 1946.
    To Short & Harlands for mods 1 November 1946.
    While in works, Struck Off Charge 18 August 1949.

    See:
    Ocean Sentinel:The Short Sunderland
    Hamlin,John F.
    Staplefield:Air-Britain(Historians),2012
    pp.128 & 137

    Col.
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    thank you Col Bruggy, any info prior to 1945 would be appreciated

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    Hi Robin,

    from A-B RAF serials book

    Sunderland RN267 was in series of 10 Sunderlands Vs delivered between June and November 1945 by Short Brothers, Rochester.

    So there is no "info prior to 1945".

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    CZRAF thank you

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    Thanks again. Dad took a photograph of this Sunderland RN267 which I believed was at Helensburgh. Now I know it was at Calshot in 1945 as he was down at Calshot and Beaulieu at the end of the war.

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