Can anyone provide the name of the Empire flying boat in the picture below? It was sent in by reader Nicole whose grandfather was Captain Roger P Mollard of Imperial Airways and BOAC. Captain Mollard was apparently based in Durban for a while.
It seems as if the picture was taken in Durban. I don’t recognise the view [although it does look like the Berea in the distance] but the reverse of the picture has the following inscription:
Photo supplied by Lynn Acutt (Pty) Ltd343 West Street Durban Natal S.Africa”“Original of this photograph has been passed by U.D.F. Military/Royal Naval Censor”
Lynn Acutt was a well-known Durban Photographer, so I guess that settles that…
Added 18 June 2012: Capt. Mollard now has a page on this site where you read some newspaper clippings and view some of the pictures that he collected.