G-AFCU Short S.30 Empire Class
Here's "Cabot" on the Medway in the late
1930s. These sleek 'boats were used on Imperial Airways
air mail routes to South
Africa and Australia immediately prior to WW II. G-AFCU was
service with the RAF during the
war as V3137. It was lost in Norway in 1940 after being bombed at
anchor by a Do.17 of 1 (F)/120.