G-EBFK  Supermarine Sea Eagle                                 (c/n  1163)


                                     Despite the fact that this aircraft was withdrawn from service in 1924, the similarities between it and
                                     the Walrus of WW II fame are obvious.   The Sea Eagle was a development of the earlier Sea Lion,
                                     a machine of similar configuration initially designed for the 1919 Schneider Cup races.  These designs
                                     were to influence the building of the larger 'boats, notably the Supermarine Southampton, used in
                                     numbers by RAF Coastal Command.   In September 1928 the Supermarine Works was acquired by
                                     Vickers (Aviation) Ltd. which had, the year before, merged with Armstrong Whitworth.