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RAN Historic Flight Finds New Home

RAN Historic Flight Finds New Home

For many years the RAN had a ‘Historic Flight’ (HF), comprising a number of previous Fleet Air Arm operational aircraft. The Flight included two S2-G Trackers, two UHI-B Iroquois, two Westland Wessex Mk. 31B and one C47 Dakota, remnants of a Hawker Sea Fury and a De...

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Navy Wings Heritage

Navy Wings Heritage

      Navy Wings is a UK charity charged with keeping heritage naval aircraft flying so they can take them around air-shows and remind the public that it is not just the RAF who flies! It is entirely funded by donations, or by the sales of their goodies...

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The Loss of HMAS Sydney II

The loss of HMAS Sydney, 19 November 1941 The most grievous loss suffered by the Royal Australian Navy occurred on 19 November 1941, when the cruiser HMAS Sydney was lost in action with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran off the Western Australian coast. None of...

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The Right Place At The Right Time

The Right Place At The Right Time

Our friends at Vintage Wings of Canada have done it again!  In their latest article they present a series of amazing images of aviation in the second World War, depicting moments of terror or tragedy or pathos.   You can see the full story here, but below are a few of...

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Missing RANHFV Members

.Can you help us locate the following members of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam? If so, please use the "Contact Us" box at the foot of the page.  Their Flight number is included in brackets. x  Hawkins, Raymond Basil (2) Homer, Raymond Harold (1) Jones,...

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New FAAAA President

New FAAAA President

  Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, CSC, RAN (Ret'd) was a Helicopter Warfare Instructor with substantial aviation, command, acquisition and sustainment experience. He has about 3,500 flying hours mainly as an anti-submarine tactical co-ordinator in Sea King and...

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Update on Hookway Trackers

Down Under Aviation News is running an article on the current status of the S2G Trackers purchased by Peter Hookway back in the early 90s.  Sadly, they have gradually rotted out in the open at West Sale Aerodrome.  There may yet...

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