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Armed Forces Day 2014 (Newtownards Airfield). Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA does a graceful turn over Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, by Canon

Armed Forces Day 2014 (Newtownards Airfield). Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA in the bank, over Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, by Canon

Armed Forces Day 2014 (Newtownards Airfield). Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA Flying past Donaghadee Lighthouse, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Armed Forces Day 2014 (Newtownards Airfield). Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA, over Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland. by Canon John's 7D

Armed Forces Day 2014 (Newtownards Airfield). Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA flys past Donaghadee Lighthouse, County Down, Northern Ireland.

CONSOLIDATED PBY CATALINA Twin-engine Navy patrol bomber amphib/flying boat that sank 40 subs. Spotted the Japanese fleet at Midway. High wing. (A&S). Also flying from Lough Erne, in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, respotted the German Bismark, after surface chasers had lost contact. Embarrassingly the pilot (or co pilot, depending on which version) was an American Navy officer (at this stage the US had not joined the war, but had been building extensive infrastructure, and carrying out…