|Measurement||Overall: 38.2 x 47.8 cm|
|Physical description||conte crayon on paper in cardboard mounting with tracing paper attached|
|Place made||At sea|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Ian Croft and Lindsay McSkimming
Stoker Ian Campbell Croft (34578), HMAS Cerberus, and Pilot Officer Lindsay Gordon Skimming (26177), HMAS Moreton are depicted reclining on seats sleeping on board Flying Boat VH-ABG "Coriolanus" from Darwin to Sydney. "Coriolanus" was first Qantas aircraft to enter the liberated Singapore, on 8 October 1945. Post-war, the same aircraft inaugurated the Sydney / Brisbane / Noumea / Fiji route on 19 November, flying it until December 1947. Stoker Croft was on the last boat to leave Singapore.
VH-ABG "Coriolanus" was the last Empire flying boat in operation in the world. It was broken up in Rose Bay during 1948.