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The Earliest Records of Flying Boats & Seaplanes at Poole and Bournemouth

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The Charity is committed to developing and maintaining a public-access archive.

For the purposes of this website a selection of illustrated documents of interest are made available here:

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Approaching the Dark Days of War ... The Fleets are in at Poole

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‘Newcomers’ and new Beginnings at Poole; also the RNAS Sandbanks

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Changes at Poole with RAF Hamworthy, to maxise potential

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BOAC Poole ... and visitors. Momentum for the postwar Era at Poole

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Towards the end of an Era at Poole.  Au revoir.

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Capt. Ralph Mountain: extraordinary deeds - a legend in his lifetime

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The Life & Times of Capt. James Peers - the last Empire C-Class Captain

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A Flying Boat Finale at Poole from 1953 - Remains of This Day

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A Compelling Swansong for the Flying Boats - Aquila, Artop and TEAL

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BOAC Staff at Poole: Towards 650+ ... (IAL 1939 and BOAC 1940-48)

Updated June 2015

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Aquila Insight: A Behind the Scenes Look at Aquila Airways 1948-58

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LVE: Love Makes the World Go Around ... VPE-LVE Southern Cross (a Flying Boat from Poole Harbour circumnavigates the World in almost 30 years)

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IAL from September 1939, and BOAC April 1940-48 at Poole, also with RAF Transport Command from 1942/3 to 1945.

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Flying the Flag: Poole Savings Committee 1943 ... Sunderland ML743

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Flying the Flag ... mapping IAL & BOAC Routes

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