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Flying boat visitor centre opens


The UK's first and only Flying Boat Centre has opened in Pembrokeshire.

Sunderland Flying Boats were an iconic World War II aircraft, and at one time 99 of them were stationed at the former RAF station in Pembroke Dock.

Just a few years ago, a Mk I Sunderland was found on the seabed, where it had been lying undiscovered for almost 70 years.

It sank without casualties in a gale in 1940 and was only discovered by divers decades later under 60ft (18.3m) of water.

Parts of that aircraft have now been recovered and restored and are on display in the new visitor centre. It is hoped that the rest will soon follow.

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