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Unread post by photon » Wed May 15, 2019 7:20 pm

View of the 262 Sqn's Catalinas at the Congella basin in Durban

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Unread post by richard C » Thu May 16, 2019 9:16 am

What a photo !!!

Where would the Congella Basin be in relation to Durban Harbour today ?
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Unread post by kwest » Thu May 16, 2019 9:48 am

You can see the drydock which is still functional, as well as the long warehouse South of which are the 2 basins used as the flying boat base.

My late father was with the Crash Boats (sea rescue) in Durban circa 1943, initially on a base at Salisbury Island (which is now no longer an Island but now where Bayhead wharf is. The Boats were later moved to Congella basin to share facilities with the Flying boats. (Crashboats were infact an airforce unit)
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Unread post by richard C » Thu May 16, 2019 9:51 am

Many thanks Kwest !!!!
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Unread post by photon » Sun May 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F Mk22 serial "PK350" , fuselage code "JM-M"
This Spifire was owned by the late Jack Malloch and restored to flying condition during the period mid 1977 to early 1980.
The restoration was done by engineers of Air Trans Africa/ Affretair in Harare.
The Spit's Rolls-Royce Griffon 61 engine was overhauled by the SAAF.
The aircraft was painted in her original 1945 RAF day-fighter camouflage scheme, the initials of Jack Malloch "JM-M" are displayed on the sides of the fuselage.
Jack Malloch got killed in a crash with the Spitfire on 26 March 1982.
The scans were made from copies of the original positives; they were donated to the Museum Society by Group Captain Bill Sykes.
The photo credit goes to an unknown AFZ photographer.

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Unread post by photon » Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 pm

A few more shots of Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F Mk22 "PK350"

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