Mystery Photo No.49 is of a group of biplanes on the foredeck of a ship, taken just over 100 years ago:
The picture has special historical significance, so we would like to know:
What is the name of the ship,
What type of aircraft they are, and
What is the special significance of this image?
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Forty-six years after it was disbanded, the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam has been awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry (UCG).
The actual Citation, which is a rhodium-plated rectangular frame surrounding a ribbon of deep green, is a warrant presented to selected ADF Units for acts of extraordinary gallantry in action. The Citation consists of a certificate to the unit, signed by the […]
Anybody who likes restored aircraft will love this story from our friends at Vintage Wings of Canada.
As the introduction says:
“As the Second World War came to a close, thousands of war-surplus combat and training aircraft were stored at storage, repair or disposal facilities across Canada. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Airfields began to fill up with the discarded implements of war—Avro Ansons and Lancasters, Bristol Bolingbrokes, […]
On Friday 01 Dec this year the FAA will farewell two stalwarts in the form of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo and the Aerospatiale AS350BA Squirrel helicopters from service with the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force. These aircraft have served this nation well and a ‘send off’ fitting their place in history will take place at HMAS Albatross so save the date.
One of the few ex-RAN Vampires to survive the scrap heap is to be refurbished by a private collector.
Mr Steven Demanuele recently contacted the FAAAA to ask if we had any photographs of A79-840, which he has purchased and intends to restore.
According to ADF Serials, this aircraft was originally purchased by the RAN for £45,000 and was delivered in September 1954. […]