Short Sunderland III W3999 of 10 Sqn, photographed at MAEE Helensburgh in April 1942. The faired main step improved the speed and range of the Mk III. The first Sunderland Mk III made its maiden flight on June 28, 1941.
Pre-war photograph of Short Sunderland I L5806, one of a batch of ten Sunderlands delivered to the RAF in late 1938. After service with Nos 228, 210, 228 and 230 Sqns L5806 went missing on July 7, 1942.
Last patrol: Z for Zebra, a Sunderland V which flew Coastal Command’s last convoy escort for the Royal Navy. At 0001 hr on June 4, 1945, 500 miles south-west of Ireland, the order "Cease Patrol" was received.