Stuart's interview has recently been transcribed (thank you, Geoff Smith) and I'd forgotten how much detail Stuart provided on the quirkiness of the Sunderland flying boat. In addition to all of its intricacies in the air, it also needed to float and manoeuvre on water, no mean feat in the wind. Along with Bob Brand (also in the archive), these accounts really do provide a fascinating insight into a different age of flight.

Stuart Holmes

Stuart Holmes flew Sunderland Flying boats with 205 Squadron during the Korean war. He provides a lot of interesting detail about his life at Iwakuni.


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings