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Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS - Art prints and originals signed by Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS Joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1937 (Service no 463). He was posted to No. 10 Sqdn. RAAF in the UK in January 1940 flying Sunderlands from Pembroke Dock and went on to serve until 1942 flying operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from bases in Pembroke Dock, Oban, Plymouth, Gibraltar and Alexandria (Egypt). In 1942 he was posted back to No. 20 Sqdn. in Australia flying Catalinas from Cairns on bombing raids over Japanese bases and anti-shipping patrols throughout the Solomon Islands and north of New Guinea . He went on to complete 44 operations and commanded this squadron until 1943 before becoming Chief Flying Instructor, Catalinas 3 OTU Rathmines. Vic later formed and commanded No. 40 Sqdn. RAAF Sunderlands, Port Moresby, New Guinea until 1945. He retired from the RAAF in 1946 to join BOAC, Hythe, flying their civil Sunderland conversions - Hythes, Sandringhams and Solents. Vic transferred to landplanes in 1950 flying Canadair "Argonauts", Bristol "Britannias, DH Comet 4s, 707-436s and 336s. Vic retired in 1971 having amassed 19,300 hours, including some 4,300 hours on Flying Boats. In his retirement Vic is currently restoring and maintaining a Sandringham Flying Boat at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS"> Joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1937 (Service no 463). He was posted to No. 10 Sqdn. RAAF in the UK in January 1940 flying Sunderlands from Pembroke Dock and went on to serve until 1942 flying operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from bases in Pembroke Dock, Oban, Plymouth, Gibraltar and Alexandria (Egypt). In 1942 he was posted back to No. 20 Sqdn. in Australia flying Catalinas from Cairns on bombing raids over Japanese bases and anti-shipping patrols throughout the Solomon Islands and north of New Guinea . He went on to complete 44 operations and commanded this squadron until 1943 before becoming Chief Flying Instructor, Catalinas 3 OTU Rathmines. Vic later formed and commanded No. 40 Sqdn. RAAF Sunderlands, Port Moresby, New Guinea until 1945. He retired from the RAAF in 1946 to join BOAC, Hythe, flying their civil Sunderland conversions - Hythes, Sandringhams and Solents. Vic transferred to landplanes in 1950 flying Canadair "Argonauts", Bristol "Britannias, DH Comet 4s, 707-436s and 336s. Vic retired in 1971 having amassed 19,300 hours, including some 4,300 hours on Flying Boats. In his retirement Vic is currently restoring and maintaining a Sandringham Flying Boat at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS">

Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS

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Joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1937 (Service no 463). He was posted to No. 10 Sqdn. RAAF in the UK in January 1940 flying Sunderlands from Pembroke Dock and went on to serve until 1942 flying operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from bases in Pembroke Dock, Oban, Plymouth, Gibraltar and Alexandria (Egypt). In 1942 he was posted back to No. 20 Sqdn. in Australia flying Catalinas from Cairns on bombing raids over Japanese bases and anti-shipping patrols throughout the Solomon Islands and north of New Guinea . He went on to complete 44 operations and commanded this squadron until 1943 before becoming Chief Flying Instructor, Catalinas 3 OTU Rathmines. Vic later formed and commanded No. 40 Sqdn. RAAF Sunderlands, Port Moresby, New Guinea until 1945. He retired from the RAAF in 1946 to join BOAC, Hythe, flying their civil Sunderland conversions - Hythes, Sandringhams and Solents. Vic transferred to landplanes in 1950 flying Canadair "Argonauts", Bristol "Britannias, DH Comet 4s, 707-436s and 336s. Vic retired in 1971 having amassed 19,300 hours, including some 4,300 hours on Flying Boats. In his retirement Vic is currently restoring and maintaining a Sandringham Flying Boat at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.

Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS


Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished
Flying Cross

Items Signed by Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS

Ground crew performing routine maintenance on a Sunderland on the slipway at Pembroke. ......
Fat Alberts Day Off by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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Ground crew performing routine maintenance on a Sunderland on the slipway at Pembroke. ......

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 With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic.  With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......Tireless Vigilance by Stephen Brown.
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With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic. With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......

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 With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic.  With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......Tirless Vigilance by Stephen Brown (AP)
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With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic. With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......

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 With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic.  With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......Tireless Vigilance by Stephen Brown (GL)
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 With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic.  With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......Tireless Vigilance by Stephen Brown. (W)
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With grace and majesty of mighty battleships, a pair of Short Sutherlands sweep out towards the dangers of the North Atlantic. With a 12-hour mission ahead of them the skill and dedication of the crews would once again play a crucial role in protec......

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 A Short Sunderland Mk111 of 422 Squadron alights on to a moderate sea at Castle Archdale in 1944. ......
Touchdown by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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A Short Sunderland Mk111 of 422 Squadron alights on to a moderate sea at Castle Archdale in 1944. ......

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 A limited edition print issued in part to raise funds for The Maritime Air Trust project 'Constant Endeavour'.  A commemorative tribute to be erected in Westminster Abbey to all who served in RAF Coastal Command and their successors, togethe......
Guardian of the Convoy by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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A limited edition print issued in part to raise funds for The Maritime Air Trust project 'Constant Endeavour'. A commemorative tribute to be erected in Westminster Abbey to all who served in RAF Coastal Command and their successors, togethe......

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 During WW I Germany made very effective use of its U-boat fleet in a campaign which almost resulted in Englands defeat. As a result, the Versailles Treaty prohibited Germany from possessing submarines. By the late 1920s Germany had circumvented thes......War in the Atlantic by Stan Stokes. (C)
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During WW I Germany made very effective use of its U-boat fleet in a campaign which almost resulted in Englands defeat. As a result, the Versailles Treaty prohibited Germany from possessing submarines. By the late 1920s Germany had circumvented thes......

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Short Sunderland Aviation Art Print Pack.
Pack Price : £345.00
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Sunderland Over the Gareloch by Geoff Lea.
Touchdown by Ivan Berryman.
Fat Alberts Day Off by Ivan Berryman.
Tireless Vigilance by Stephen Brown.

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Short Sunderland Aircraft Prints by Stephen Brown and Geoff Lea.
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Tireless Vigilance by Stephen Brown.
Sunderland Over the Gareloch by Geoff Lea.

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Aircraft for : Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS
A list of all aircraft associated with Wg. Cdr. V. Hodgkinson DFC, MID, MRAeS. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Catalina




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Manufacturer : Consolidated
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1957
Number Built : 3305

Catalina

Built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company and designed by Isaax M Ladden. the Catalina first flew on the 28th march 1935. and first flew with the US Navy in October 1936. In 1935 the cost of each Catalina was $90,000 and just over 4,000 were built. The Catalina was used in various maritime roles. but it was designed initially as a maritime patrol bomber. Its long range was intended to seek out enemy transport and supply ships. but was eventually used in many roles including Convoy escort,, anti submarine warfare and search and rescue. In its role as a search and rescue aircraft it probably is best remembered for many thousands of aircrews shot down in the Pacific and less extend in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The Catalina was the most successful flying boat of the war and even served in a military role until the early 1980's some are still used today in aerial firefighting.

Sunderland




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Manufacturer : Short
Production Began : 1938
Retired : 1959
Number Built : 749

Sunderland

The Short Sunderland, Patrol and Reconnaissance Flying Boat. normal crew level 10. maximum speed of 210mph for Mark I, 205mph Mark II and Mark III, and 213mph Mark V. ceiling 17,900 feet and range of 2110 miles (mk I) 2880 miles for Mark V. endurance in the air 13.5 hours. The Sunderland carries 1 .303 machine gun in the nose, (mark I) and four .303 browning machine guns in the Tail Turret. Also in the Mark II four Vickers .303 inch machine guns were used in the body positions. and four browning machineguns in the nose flanks in the Mark III. Maximum bomb load of 4960 lbs. Based on the design of the Civil Empire class flying boat. The Short Sunderland entered service with the Royal Air Force in June 1938 with 230 squadron. and by the end of the war, 20 squadrons of the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force were equipped with Sunderland's. By the end of the production in 1946 a total of 749 were built, The roles the Short Sunderland played, mainly were in Maritime and anti Submarine duties, especially in the battle of the Atlantic, The Sunderland accounted for 58 U-Boats sunk or badly damaged. The Sunderland was also used in other theatres of the war and in the Mediterranean helped in the evacuation of troops from Crete and Greece, as well as helping in the evacuation of troops in Burma. The Short Sunderland remained in service with the Royal Air Force until 1959. used during the Korean War, The Berlin Air Lift, and during Operation Firedog, , The Malayan Emergency.

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