VH-APG Short S25
Sandringham 7 (c/n SH.57C)
This is a terrible shot taken at Rose Bay Flying Boat
Base, Sydney with a borrowed camera in 1955.
(For some reason I did not
have my 616 camera with me that day). However, on the basis of 'better
than nothing', here it
is. Venue was Rose Bay, circa 1955. This aircraft was owned
by Capt. (later
Sir Gordon) P.G.
Taylor. It was built as a Short Sunderland III (JM619) for
and converted to a
flying boat for use by BOAC on their South African services (from
Johannesburg). VH-APG was the former G-AKCO. It
was sold in French Oceana
F-OBIP. It has now been beautifully restored and now
resides at the Musee
de l'Air at Le Bourget Airport in
Paris. Nigel Daw took a shot of it (below) thirty tears ago just
after it emerged from its rebuild.