Ex RAAF aircraft that was declared unserviceable after being damaged by hail in 1946 while stored at RAAF Rathmines. Purchased by Bryan Monkton and converted to BOAC Hythe standard with 36 seats. Registered to Trans Oceanic Airways and used on inaugurate flights from Sydney to Grafton, Hobart and eventually Port Moresby. Lost a propeller and reduction gear near Sydney on April 16, 1951. Repairs abandoned after corrosion found in wing spar. Scrapped. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Initially delivered to RAF as Sunderland Mk.III (JM719) in Aug 1943, converted to Mk.V in Sep 1944. Became a Sandringham 7 for BOAC as G-AKCO in Jul 1947, then sold in Australia as VH-APG in 1955 and finally to RAI in French Polynesia in 1958 until wfu in 1970. Joined the Musée de l'air in Paris in 1978. Unfortunately the aircraft was severely damaged in Feb 1984 by a strong storm.
Built as a Sunderland 3 at Windermere in 1943 and later converted to Mark 5 standard. Latterly operated by 205 Squadron based at Seletar and took part in the last RAF Sunderland sortie on 15 May 1959. Scrapped afterwards at Seletar. Image obtained from an RAF crew member 30 years ago.