Wrens in pilot's uniform with the Fleet Air Arm
, placing Wireless in an aircraft.
He said his father was entrusted with the base items by virtue of him being the Gulf representative of the Fleet Air Arm
In 1941, he achieved an ambition to fly in the Fleet Air Arm
, training at home and in Canada, then joining the carrier Argus and taking part in the North African landings.
Although a glossary would have been helpful, David Wragg's The Fleet Air Arm
Handbook 1939-45 (2003) is a great reference to have at hand while reading this book.
I suggest that Birmingham would be pleased to have a Spitfire, and a Fleet Air Arm
museum or airfield would be equally pleased to receive a Spitfire.
The Fleet Air Arm
Museum at Ilchester is a boy's paradise.
He draws on the McClean material at the Fleet Air Arm
Museum at Yeovilton in Somerset, UK, and includes many b&w photos, to describe his early ballooning, how he taught himself to fly, his work as a test pilot for the Short brothers, and how he pioneered the concept of multi-engined airplanes, and built, tested, and made them available to naval aviators.
All three, owned and worked on in 'parallel' by Kevin Crumplin at his premises near Wells in Somerset, were assembled at the onetime Fleet Air Arm
, now civil, airfield at Henstridge.
LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER David Foster, who has died, aged 90, was one of the most highly-decorated pilots of the Fleet Air Arm
during World War II.
In this book for naval and aviation enthusiasts and historians, Hobbs, 33- year veteran of the Royal Navy and formal curator of the Fleet Air Arm
Museum in Yeovilton (UK), offers a history of carrier ships and shipborne aircraft, beginning with the first take-off from a ship in Virginia in 1914.
Scott said: "Taking part in the biggest celebration for the Fleet Air Arm
was a great honour.
Anne Owers, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, said security problems at the jail, which was converted from a Fleet Air Arm
station in 1960, meant that large finds of alcohol were common and prisoners were also smuggling in drugs and mobile phones.
The look of recognition between John and Phil at the Fleet Air Arm
Museum in Yeovil, Somerset, was unmistakable.
During World War II, Britain's Fleet Air Arm
(FAA) seldom grabbed the headlines, being overshadowed by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and other countries' air forces in general.
PRINCE Charles will this week unveil a bronze statue in honour of the thousands of men and women who died in the Second World War fighting in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm