Photographic patrol – Hunting Percival Pembroke

The Hunting Percival Pembroke was used by the Royal Airforce mainly as a communications and a training aircraft for navigators and signallers. Introduced into the RAF in 1954 it continued with the RAF until 1988.

In 1956 there was an urgent need to map the jungles of Malaysia. Six Pembrokes were converted to Photographic Reconnaissance machines and sent to Seletar in Singapore where the mapped the jungle and updated the maps for the ground forces.

The aircraft shown here is a Pembroke serial number WV746 which is often seen on the airshow circuit in the UK.

This piece of art does not represent any actual event, it is just based on a idea I had in my head.
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