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Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

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Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by LondonEye » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:25 pm

Some scanned slides, taken in August 1982, when Short S25 Sandringham G-BJHS visited Port of London for a few days.
I seem to remember that about that same time, it also flew at an airshow, possibly Biggin Hill.
Pete.

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 3 London

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 2 London

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 4 London

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 5 London

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 6 London

ImageShort S25 Sandringham G-BJHS 1 London

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:21 pm

Wow - needn't say more than that!

thanks for posting them
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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by beefsteak » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks for putting me out of my misery!
I was having a 'discussion' regarding seeing a "Sunderland" flying at one of my many airshows over the years, to be informed there were none flyng then, now if I was doing a passing visit to Biggin or somewhere like that at that time period it would have been an easy mistake to make, as I wouldn't have had a programme to tell me what I was seeing!
Now to find out who owned/owns it and where they flew back then.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by beefsteak » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:53 pm

Is this by any chance the one Kermit Weekes has in Florida now ??

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by Bob UK » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:05 pm

Now residing at the "Fantasy of flight" museum, Polk city. Florida I believe........... wonderful shots & memories Pete. :thumbs:
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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by JAWS » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:14 pm

Built as a Sunderland , modified for Civilian market as a Sandringham , now in Polk City with KW .

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by beefsteak » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:17 am

Blimey Charlie, I worked something out!!

From what I hear it's in a bit of a state too !

Thanks for the confirmation

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by BringBackEGDG » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:55 am

beefsteak wrote:Thanks for putting me out of my misery!
I was having a 'discussion' regarding seeing a "Sunderland" flying at one of my many airshows over the years, to be informed there were none flyng then, now if I was doing a passing visit to Biggin or somewhere like that at that time period it would have been an easy mistake to make, as I wouldn't have had a programme to tell me what I was seeing!
Now to find out who owned/owns it and where they flew back then.
Thanks for sharing.
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Throwing a spanner in the works! This turned up at St Mawgan Air Day 1976.

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Sunderland/S ... 55C-03.jpg

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:27 pm

That frame is the one in Southampton's museum. Started life as a Sunderland Mk.III.

http://www.aussieairliners.org/shortfb/ ... vhbrc.html gives details.

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by LondonEye » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:19 pm

Thanks for all the comments and interest. Folks certainly know their facts.
G-BJHS was a converted Sunderland. It's history was -
ML814 RAF - NZ4108 R New Zealand AF - VH-BRF - N158J - G-BJHS
In 1989 it had reg EI-BYI reserved but not taken up. Subsequently, it did go to N814ML Kermit Weeks.

VP-LVE was on loan to Aer Arran. Another interesting link about its visit -

http://archive.pooleflyingboats.com/21% ... -Cross.pdf

And now at Solent Museum as VH-BRC.
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ImageSandringham Ansett VH-BRC Southampton

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by hollydene » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:00 pm

It also did fly past at Heathrow whilst returning to the Solent, went straight down 27l then banked to the south.

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Re: Short Sandringham - Tower Bridge

Post by andygolfer » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:43 pm

hollydene wrote:It also did fly past at Heathrow whilst returning to the Solent, went straight down 27l then banked to the south.
that must have been quite a sight amongst the regular jets! wish I'd been there to see it, thanks for the info on that

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