Flying boat centre in Pembroke Dock


According to Visit Pembrokeshire’s website Pembroke Dock was the world’s largest ever flying boat port and the town is unique as it is the only town within the UK that had an association with all three UK Armed services – the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force at the same point in history. The flying boat centre is situated in Pembroke Dock because once the Royal Air Force took over the disused dockyards in 1931 bringing with them Southhampton II flying boats, it earned the accolade in 1943 as being the largest operational base for flying boats in the world.

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A brief history of Pembroke Dock


Pembroke Dock is a community and a town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, situated  north of Pembroke on the River Cleddau. It was originally a small fishing village known as Paterchurch, with the nearly settlements mainly farmland. The village’s natural harbour provides shelter from the prevailing south westerly winds and has probably been used for many thousands of years for exactly the same reason.

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