Flying Porcupines

During the Second World War, the small Scottish town of Oban became home to a squadron of RAF Coastal Command.

Flying boats took off, landed and crashed in the surrounding waters.

Many of the survivors recently returned to relive their wartime experiences on the heavily armed flying boats the Germans nicknamed Flying Porcupines.

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During the Second World War, the small Scottish town of Oban became home to a squadron of RAF Coastal Command.

Flying boats took off, landed and crashed in the surrounding waters.

Many of the survivors recently returned to relive their wartime experiences on the heavily armed flying boats the Germans nicknamed Flying Porcupines.