RN Fleet Air Arm: General

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RN Fleet Air Arm: General

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Add your posts about the Fleet Air Arm, its Squadrons and anything in general on this thread.
You will find the thread specific to the current F34B Ligntning here.
You will find the thread specific to other current Airwings/Airgroups Except F35B here
HMS Raleigh 1963 , HMS Collingwood 1963 & 67 , HMS Ark Royal 1964-7, HMS Undaunted 1968-71, HMS Victory (Fleet Maintenance Group) 1971-72, HMS Exmouth 1972-74
JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL
Then 28 years in the Fire Brigade
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While serving on HMS Ark Royal 1964-7 I saved several photos of the aircraft carried during that commission, which were Scimitar, Sea Vixen, Gannet fixed wing aircraft and Wessex Whirlwind helicopters.

scimitar-on-catapult.jpg
scimitar-mid-air-refuelling.jpg
sea-vixen-landing-hook-down.jpg
sea-vixen-landing.jpg
gannet takeoff.jpg
ark-royal-whirlwind-sar.jpg
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HMS Raleigh 1963 , HMS Collingwood 1963 & 67 , HMS Ark Royal 1964-7, HMS Undaunted 1968-71, HMS Victory (Fleet Maintenance Group) 1971-72, HMS Exmouth 1972-74
JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL
Then 28 years in the Fire Brigade
Retired since 2002
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My friend Billy Brettle was a Leading Stoker Search And Rescue diver on the 1971 Commission of Ark Royal and these are some of his aircraft related photos


ark royal buccaneer launch with sar behind.jpg
ark royal sar flight being refuelled on deck duty again.jpg
billy brettle and mick sar divers.jpg
cavalier and wessex.jpg
lossiemouth fitting winch strop on sar helicopter.jpg
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HMS Raleigh 1963 , HMS Collingwood 1963 & 67 , HMS Ark Royal 1964-7, HMS Undaunted 1968-71, HMS Victory (Fleet Maintenance Group) 1971-72, HMS Exmouth 1972-74
JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL
Then 28 years in the Fire Brigade
Retired since 2002
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Nice pictures Jim , takes me back to Hermes 65 - 67 along with Mike [Gannet Driver] . Only difference , we had Buccaneers and a Sopwith Camel.

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Thanks for showing us them Jim , certainly gets the grey cells aroused
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jbryce1437 wrote: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm While serving on HMS Ark Royal 1964-7 I saved several photos of the aircraft carried during that commission, which were Scimitar, Sea Vixen, Gannet fixed wing aircraft and Wessex Whirlwind helicopters.
Jim, If you have no objection I will post the photos I have of the FLYEX's on voyage from Freemantle north during last week December 1965. I think they will compliment yours nicely.
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Fire away h I am sure they will be of great interest.
Gannets were not just found in the dining hall, here are a few on the deck

Jim
ark gannet 042.jpg
ark gannet 044.jpg
ark gannet 044a.jpg
ark mail z.jpg
Gannet taking off[1].jpg
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JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL
Then 28 years in the Fire Brigade
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Ark Royal (R09) FLYEX's en-route north from Freemantle WA during last week December 1965.

Scimitar
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Ark Royal (R09) FLYEX's en-route north from Freemantle WA during last week December 1965.

Scimitar (continued)
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Ark Royal (R09) FLYEX's en-route north from Freemantle WA during last week December 1965.

Sea Vixen
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