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The Invergordon Archive

'The Flying Porcupine'
The Invergordon Archive
'The Flying Porcupine'

Short Sunderland, N9046 which earned the name of 'The Flying Porcupine' when operating out of Invergordon in April 1940. The story of the incident is recounted with picture #1420.
Picture added on 18 May 2013 at 10:08
My dad was a good swimmer and I can remember him swimming out to a seaplane then sitting on the wing and waving to us. Would probably be arrested and charged with terrorism if it happened today?
Added by Bill Geddes on 07 September 2013
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The Sea

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