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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25086

    Aircraft mechanics sleeping behind the wheels of a Fairey Barracuda of 820 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm which stands by on the flight deck of HMS INDEFATIGABLE, moored at the wings but ready to take off. A cruiser can just be seen in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 12049

    Aircraft handling parties learn how to make the Vought-Sikorsky Kingfisher secure on the flight deck on board HMS PEGASUS. She was originally named ARK ROYAL, and is now used as a catapult training ship for Fleet Air Arm personnel such as pilots,...

  • SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25591

    A game of flight deck soccer, played with a rag ball, on board the aircraft carrier HMS INDOMITABLE as she returned from the Fleet Air Arm raid on Padang, Sumatra.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25189

    Scene from HMS PURSUER of assault carriers of the Allied invasion armada on their way to rendezvous for the attack on the south of France on 15 August 1944. Six Grumman Wildcats can be seen at the far end of PURSUER's flight deck.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 27345

    With a large pile of belted up ammunition in the foreground armourers check and load ammunition for Hellcat fighters on the flight deck of HMS AMEER. The photograph was taken during the eleven days of action in the course of which the successful landings...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 11648

    Four Grumman Martlets of No 888 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS FORMIDABLE, shown in flight over the sea on active service.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 19723

    The undercarriage of this Fairey Swordfish of 816 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm collapsed after the pilot landed on too heavily owing to the deck of HMS TRACKER pitching violently whilst she was sailing in the North Atlantic. Note the crowd of men preparing to...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 9011

    Close up of a Fleet Air Arm pilot in the cockpit of his Fairey Swordfish aircraft "Dirty Dick", at HMS SPARROWHAWK, Royal Naval Air Station, Hatston, The Orkneys.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 7003

    Sub Lieutenant (A) M Bennett, RNVR, in the cockpit of his Fairey Fulmar on board HMS VICTORIOUS. Note the art work on the nose of the aircraft.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 10640

    Fairey Albacores about to land on HMS VICTORIOUS during flying exercises at sea. HMS FOLKESTONE can be seen sailing through the wake of the aircraft carrier. The Albacores, spotter-torpedo-reconnaissance aircraft, carried out many raids on enemy occupied...

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