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Royal Navy celebrates 60 years of SAR with exhibition

Royal Navy celebrates 60 years of SAR with exhibition

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is proud to launch a summer exhibition from July 31 to September 5 as part of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Royal Navy Helicopter Search and Rescue. In 1953, the Royal Navy took delivery of its first Westland Dragonfly aircraft to form dedicated search and rescue squadrons and… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 05-Aug-13

“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

The new exhibition will display the largest collection of Falklands aircraft. It will include two Sea Harriers, the Westland Sea King which was piloted by HRH The Prince Andrew and a captured Argentinean Agusta109 helicopter which was later used by British Special Forces. Attending the exhibition opening will be Rear Admiral Chris Parry who, as… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 27-Jun-12

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Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Lynx XZ720 shot up or sank five Iraqi warships in three days in January 1991 – and also came through machine-gun fire in the Falklands. The five tallies painted on the cabin door show that this Lynx has seen some action. It is, for this is one of the most battle-hardened helicopters in recent Royal… Read more »

03-May-12