Early Bird - Short Sunderland

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A Short Sunderland Mk III flying boat of RAF Coastal Command sits moored up in the early morning mist.

The Sunderland was a long range patrol and reconnaissance aircraft and was widely used during WWII. One of its key roles was the defence of allied shipping in the Battle of the Atlantic. Some unarmed versions were also operated by British civil airline BOAC

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