Seletar Air Base received its first Flying Boats


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The first planes to arrive at the base were four Supermarine Southampton seaplanes. The 4 Flying Boats of the Far East Flight who had completed a landmark journey from Britain. Seletar was commissioned as a RAF Station in Jan 1930. When the civilian airport at Kallang opened in June 1937, RAF Seletar became a purely military airfield housing flying boats like the Short Singapore and Sunderland, torpedo-boats like the Vickers Vildebeeste. The airfield, with an oval-shaped grass landing strip, became home to land-based torpedo aircraft.

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