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Dear all,

We are delighted to be able to tell you that the launch of 'Fleet Air Arm Boys' volume 3 is being planned to take place on Saturday the 9th of July in the Fleet Air Arm Museum. A formal announcement from the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Navy Wings will be forthcoming soon.

The launch will run along similar lines to last year, with signing by contributors. We hope as many of you as possible will attend, regardless of which volume(s) you are in! Those who came along to the Vol.2 launch have said how much they enjoyed themselves, with many reunions with old shipmates. It is also hoped that 'The Anyface Association' will be joining us with a get-together of their former 849 NAS members.

As an added bonus, Navy Wings will have a major attendance at the Shuttleworth Collection's 'Fly Navy Air Show' the week before the launch, on Sunday 2 July. They will be selling copies of volume 3 as a pre-launch event, and although Heather and I not able to be there, they would be pleased to welcome any of you who may wish to go along and sign some copies.

As for Volume 3 itself, the manuscript is now with Grub Street and we are both hugely impressed, and frequently amazed, by so many of the terrific stories sent in by 75 of you! Thank you all! In fact with so much material, some contributions have been carried forward for the fourth and final volume next year.

Our sincere thanks also go to Jon Parkinson at Navy Wings, Marc Farrance at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and John Davies at Grub Street - and all their teams.

More details will follow in due course, but if you are planning, or at least hoping, to attend one or both of the events, please let us know as soon as possible. We will be looking for volunteers to be book signers please - hopefully situated rather closer together than Covid allowed last year - at both events.

Best wishes to you and yours, we look forward to seeing you on the 9th of July!
Steve and Heather
Walnut Cottage
4 Pant Glas
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 7HS
Tel: 01691 661564
Email:by.meteor@outlook.com
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F.A.A. BOYS VOL. 3
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FAA BOYS VOLUME III

Dear all,
I have just received the following message from Marc Farrance at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.
"We have released the tickets for 9th July.
https://tickets.historicdockyard.co.uk/ ... M01&c=FAAM
Web Store :: Ticket Selection - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Fleet Air Arm Non Gift Aid Family 1+3 (1 adult and up to 3 children) (3)Remote FAAM Family CH Member 1+3
tickets.historicdockyard.co.uk
Tickets can be purchased specifically for the 9th of July using the grey calendar ‘date/time of first visit’ tab above ticketing options."
Please go ahead and get your tickets as soon as possible.
Best Steve
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FAA BOYS - VOLUMES 3 & 4

Dear all,
We are now up to 60 contributors and their accompanying "others" who have said they plan to attend on 9 July. This is great, and any more of you who are coming along, please remember to tell us, not least so that we can have a name badge ready for you to help you find old shipmates - there was a lot of that last year.
We are limited by the Museum to a maximum of eight people sitting at the signing tables. We have picked suitable "volunteers" to ensure a good spread of aircraft types and job roles, and have advised them that they are the chosen ones. If you have also offered to sign many thanks, we will keep your names in reserve in case of any no-shows, if that's OK? Apart from the organised signing, all of you are likely to find yourselves being asked to sign our own copies when you arrive please.
Timings for the day are yet to be finalised, but the Museum opens at 10 o'clock and we will be ready to hand out/sell books and get signing at that time.
Lastly, our thoughts are turning towards the fourth and final volume for next year and this is the final call for contributions please. We do have a lot already, but do not want to turn anything away. You will recall that we have said the final section of Vol.4 will be entitled 'Thoughts' and this is for you to say what you think when you look back at your FAA career, in a few words, or a few sentences. We have had quite a few already and they are very compelling.
Above is an initial draft of how we think Vol.4's cover might look - comments welcome.
Best Steve and Heather
Dr Steve Bond PhD CEng FRAeS
Walnut Cottage 4 Pant Glas Oswestry Shropshire SY10 7HS
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FAA BOYS VOLUME III

Herewith the latest list I have of those of you who are planning to be with us on the 9th of July for the launch of Volume 3. If I have missed anyone, or there are some out there who have yet to declare, then do let me know. Also, please do pass on the launch information to any family, friends, colleagues who would like to join us.

WO Keith Abnett, artificer Sea Vixen, Phantom, Sea Harrier, Wessex
Cdre Jock Alexander, and Jayne, pilot Sea King, Commander Yeovilton
Steve and Heather Bond
Cdr Serena Brotherton and family, observer Sea King.
Lt Cdr Paul Callaghan, pilot Sea King, Merlin
PO Peter Carlisle and son, engines Whirlwind, Wessex
Lt Gene Carolan, pilot Sea Vixen, Phantom
Lt Cdr Paul Chaplin, pilot Sea Vixen, Phantom, Sea Fury, Firefly
RAdm Tom Cunningham, observer Wessex, Sea King, Lynx, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Air and Carriers
Lt Keith Copus, pilot Wessex, hovercraft, Wasp
Wg Cdr Bob Crane, observer Sea Vixen
John Davies, Grub Street
Leading Airman Richard Dickinson and Jackie, aircraft handler Buccaneer, Gannet, Phantom, Sea King
Cdr Ed Featherstone, and son Tim, observer Sea King, Wessex, Lynx
Cdr John Ford, pilot Sea Hawk, Scimitar, Cdr (Air) Ark Royal.
Cdr Larry Jeram-Croft, pilot Sea King, Wasp, Lynx
CPO John Keenan, artificer Buccaneer, Phantom, Sea Harrier, Canberra
Capt Iain Mackenzie, pilot Whirlwind, Wessex, Wasp, Captain Yeovilton
Cdre John Madgwick (probable), pilot Sea King
Lt Cdr Brian Marsh, observer Lynx
Lt Cdr Nick Mayhew, pilot Sea King
PO Terry McDonald and Margaret, radio/radar tech Hunter, Sea Hawk, Sea Vixen, Whirlwind
Lt Cdr Roger Mortimer and Bridget, pilot Wessex
Lt Cdr William Nicol-Gent, observer, Gannet and most helicopter types up to Sea King
Cdr Mike Norman, artificer Sea Venom, observer Wasp, Wessex, Sea King
Cdr Jason Phillips, observer Sea King, Merlin
Capt Michael Rawlinson, observer Whirlwind
Lt Cdr Robert Scott, pilot Gannet, Canberra, Hunter, Buccaneer
Lt Kim Sharman, pilot Sea Vixen, Sea Prince
Lt Richard Sheridan, pilot Sea Hawk, Meteor, Devon, Sea Vixen
Lt Tony Smith, pilot Sea Vixen, RAF Hunter
Vanessa Smith, MT driver Culdrose.
El.Mech(2)A Tony Stephens and family, air electrics Sea Vampire, Hunter, Seamew, Sea Prince, Sea Venom
Leading Airman John Stevens, aircraft handler on several carriers
RAdm Ian Tibbitt and Marion, 845 Sqn Wessex 5, ‘Clockwork’ Wessex 5 and Sea King 4, Merlin Acquisition and Support. Fleet and DE&S staff.
VAdm Sir Jonathan Tod, pilot Sea Hawk, Sea Venom, Scimitar, Hunter, Buccaneer, Deputy C-in-C Fleet
Capt Bob Turner, pilot Wasp, Sea King, Captain HMS Ocean
CPO Mike Turner and Jill, armourer Hunter, Scimitar, Buccaneer, Sea Venom, Sea King, Sea Harrier
Lt Cdr Scott Wilson, pilot Gazelle, Wessex, Sea King
Lt Tony Wilson and family, pilot Gannet, Hiller HT.1, Dragonfly, Whirlwind, Wessex

Best Steve
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DERSERTED ISLANDS

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Link from Tim.
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