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The Invergordon Archive

Catalina Flying Boat at Admiralty Pier
The Invergordon Archive
Catalina Flying Boat at Admiralty Pier

An interesting picture of a Catalina very close to the Admiralty Pier. Generally the flying boats would have been moored at the two trots out in the Firth so maybe this craft was receiving special attention, perhaps repairs. The precise date of the picture is not known but it must have been around 1941.
Picture added on 02 August 2012 at 22:04
Comments:
Not a Catalina, they weren't biplanes.
Anonymous comment added on 05 August 2012
Absolutely right, Anon. The tail-plane seems to have three vertical fins which suggests that it may be a Short Singapore.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 05 August 2012
The aircraft in the photo is a Short Singapore. Singapores of 209 Squadron started operating from Invergordon in September 1938. As late as June 1942, there was still a single Singapore operating with 4(C) OTU, training aircrew.
Added by John Robertson on 10 November 2012
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