Hello, tonight a lovely stamp from Gibraltar showing a Sunderland flying boat. Actually it is a Short S.25 Sunderland. It was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force.  Do you know how it got its name?    It was from the town of Sunderland in the northeast of England.

It was developed for military service from the S.23 Empire flying boat which was the flagship of Imperial Airways back in the 1930s. It was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout the Second World War.

The stamps is SG 407 from the 1978 Anniversary of the RAF issue. There are 5 stamps in the set which I will show over the coming week.

Enjoy your aviation and aerophilately