Service Personnel
Flying Officer
James Venton Castles NZ4210958
Initial training at R.N.Z.A.F Station Taieri,
then to Empire Training School, (Ontario, Canada),
where he received his commision

Posted on to a Navigation course at Prince Edward Island
then to the United Kingdom to train on Oxfords.
and posted to No 228 Squadron R.A.F. Coastal Command,
flying Sunderlands operating out of Penbroke Dock

Navigator and Pilot
There were Two other Coastal Command Squadrons
operating out of Penbroke Dock, (all with 12 Sunderlands each),
No 461 Sqn Australian and No 422 Sqn Canadian.

To give some of the idea of how large the interior of a Short Sunderland
was, here is a 'shot' looking forward to the cockpit area.
Note the port and starboard gunners at their positions and the two deck levels.