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A Proud Name: The Ark Royal Carriers - Part 4
Welcome to my fourth and final post on the Ark Royal aircraft carriers of the 20 th Century. On 24 January this year, a parade was held in honor of the retirement of the present Invincible class HMS Ark Royal . A victim of last year’s SDSR, Ark...

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A Proud Name: The Ark Royal Carriers - Part 3
The following is the third installment of my look back at the four British aircraft carriers which have carried the name Ark Royal . Although conceived during World War II, the carrier was completed and served out her 24-year career during the decline...

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A Proud Name: The Ark Royal Carriers - Part 2
This is the second installment of my look back at the four British aircraft carriers which have carried the name Ark Royal . The second carrier had by far the shortest lifespan of the Ark Royals but had a hugely extensive wartime career operating taking...

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A Proud Name: The Ark Royal Carriers - Part 1
The name Ark Royal has become almost synonymous with British naval aviation – there has existed a British aircraft carrier of that name for almost every year of the last century. Altogether, four aircraft carriers have carried the name Ark Royal...

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The Latest Gossip on the CVF
Picture Copyright UK MoD The latest round of press rumors on the future of the Royal Navy’s CVF aircraft carrier program has picked up some interesting commentary in the blogosphere . Will the CVF be switched to a CATOBAR configuration and the STOVL...

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