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Thumbnail preview of 1940 - 0980.pdf...ors in that ship when they listened in to his broadcast. But when papers published photographs of the ship at Capetown even the Germans had to admit her survival. Since the fight in the North Sea the Ark Royal has travelled far and wide. She has joined in the contraband control operations in the South Atlantic, and her wander- ings covered many thousands of miles. She was not lucky enough to disco...
1940 - 0980.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1940 - 0978.pdf...HERE IS Blackburn Skua fighter dive-bombers are carried on board Pre-resurrection. A photograph taken prior to the war ofFairey Swordfish flying over H.M.S. Ark Royal. NEEDS must when the devil drives. In an emergencya country at war must use the weapons which fitinto an emergency, even if another choice would have been preferable. Theoretically it is not...
1940 - 0978.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1939 - 1413.pdf...those on board the Home Fleet saw nothing of the shore-based squadrons. The Home Fleet provided the most imposing and spectacular part of the farewell ceremonies, and the aircraft from the carrier Ark Royal gave the final parting salute. I was privileged to be on board the Ark Royal throughout that memorable day, and from her bridge (a still further privilege, for which I am most grateful) I...
1939 - 1413.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 2739.pdf...s round Benghazi and other enemy bases have been regularly raided and there have been very successful daylight attacks by Marylands of the South African Air Force on Libyan airfields. Loss of H.M.S. "Ark Royal" ''THE Fleet Air Arm has suffered aA grievous loss through the sinking of the carrier H.M.S. Ark Royal. Only one rating of her company was killed, and that seems almost a miraculously light...
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Thumbnail preview of 1940 - 0979.pdf... of the shells bursting all round them, and they were lucky that most of them escaped complete destruction. No wonder that their bombing was inaccurate ! One machine, a Heinkel in the officers of the Ark Royal judged it to be, came down to 1,200 feet over the carrier and from there released a 500 kilo (1,000 1b.) bomb. The officers on the bridge saw it coming down and said that it looked as big as...
1940 - 0979.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 0077.pdf...build them. Although we have lost the Courageous and Glorious—both of which losses are about the only bad naval errors of this war—we have had a very good eturn for the enormous cost of our carriers. Ark Royal ost three and a half million pounds to build, and the running costs are so high that each flying hour per machine works out somewhere in the region of £IOQ. The all-in cost of flying land-op...
1941 - 0077.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1939 - 1528.pdf...AY I8, 1939 The R.A.F. To-day. FLEET AIR ARM A fine impression of our newest air craft carrier H.M.S. Ark Royal. She has a complement of i ,550 officers and men. The machines shown are Sword- fish. THERE is hardly sufficient space here to describe in very great detail the many ramifications of the ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1940 - 3409.pdf...IGNOR MUSSOLINI must be very glad that the ships of the Italian Navy were built for speed. Once again their powers of evasion have averted a major catastrophe. But the Swordfish and Skuas from H.M.S. Ark Royal are faster than the Italian ships. In the action off Sardinia the second battleship of the Littorio class was hit by a torpedo, and as her sister was one of the victims of the Taranto battle...
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Thumbnail preview of 1942 - 0031.pdf...inking a high proportion of the ships. Our bombers also regularly raided the ports of embarkation, especially Naples and Brindisi, and the ports of arrival, Tripoli, Benghazi, and others. H.M.S. "Ark Royal" Throughout the summer a number of sweeps was made by both sections of the Mediterranean Fleet, and the Ark Royal, which was based on Gibraltar, had many adven tures and many escapes. Th...
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Thumbnail preview of 1942 - 2305.pdf...ow Carriers Helped the Navy in Its Three Major Duties : Great Work Skuas and Hurricanes craft operating from the Ark Royal and Hermes in the South Atlantic, the Glorious and Eagle in the Indian Ocean, and the Albatross off West Africa. At this time the backbone of the maintenance crews was still R.A.F. men, ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 0078.pdf...'LKrhT, January ylh, I94f H.M.S. ARK ROYAL : 70 aircraft. 22,000 tons. Length, 800ft. Width, 94ft. Draft, 23ft. 102,000 H.P. Completed 1938. Speed, 31 knots. Two catapults. Armament : sixteen 4.5m. dual-purpose guns in twin turrets, ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 0429.pdf...EBRUARY 20TH, 1941. 147 War in The Air A Blinded Army : H.M.S. "Ark Royal" at Genoa : South African A.F. Record IN the last issue of Flightcomment was made onthe handicap which the Italian Generals in Libya must be suffering through the complete collapse of the Re...
1941 - 0429.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 1826.pdf...88 FLIGHT AUGUST 14TH, 1941. WAR IN THE AIR STIRLING EXCHANGE : King Peterof Jugo-Slavia accompanied by Air Vice-Marshal J. E. A. Baldwin andAir Vice-Marshal R. Graham inspect the bomb load of a Stirl...
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Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 2941.pdf...ECEMBER IITH, 1941 FLIGHT 415 :- -••'-'"S-=--:'- NEARING THE END : A destroyer going alongside H.M.S. Ark Royal to take off survivors. November Records : Malta as a Base of Aggression : German Futility in the West NOVEMBER was not a goodmonth for night flying, andthe activities of Bomber Com- mand wer...
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Thumbnail preview of 1940 - 2859.pdf... Ad- miral Graf Spee had escaped into the Atlantic, carriers went out with the British and French battle cruisers and cruisers which searched for them. The Germans had before this claimed that H.M.S. Ark Royal had been sunk by an air bomb. As a matter of fact, while she was accompanying the Fleet which was escorting a damaged British submarine back from the shores of Denmark, the Fleet was attacke...
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Thumbnail preview of 1939 - 0768.pdf...Jf0$^ March 16, 1939 NOCTURNE The camera records, with the aid of flash light, details of a North American "basic trainer" of the U.S. Army Air Corps. This photo graph, taken at 10 o'clock ...
1939 - 0768.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 1159.pdf...intercepted on passage.For nearly the whole of one day numerous Italian bombers and JunkersJu 87 dive-bombers protected by Me 110s, attacked the ships of theconvoy and the Fleet. The aircraft carrier Ark Royal came in for specialattention and the final attack of the day was by two torpedo-planes in anendeavour to disable her. It was a failure ; the Ark Royal tookavoiding action and the torpedoe...
1941 - 1159.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1942 - 2206.pdf... publication of the work of naval aircraft would give the enemy a clue to the whereabouts'of a carrier, and that sort of hint must be withheld. Some idea is given in the official history of H.M.S. Ark Royal of the many sweeps undertaken by Admiral Somerville in the Western Medi terranean which were never reported. The Admiral said that if he went out without the Ark Royal he felt like a bli...
1942 - 2206.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1942 - 1846.pdf... humour, plenty of excitement, and, inevitably, grim tragedy. This is more than a novel; it is a sincere tribute from the author to his comrades, especially those who " didn't get away with it." Ark Royal. The Admiralty Account of Her Achievement. H.M. Stationery Office, gd. net. "M'OT long ago there was reviewed in these columns a book -1~ with the title Ark Royal written by Sir Herbert R...
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Thumbnail preview of 1941 - 1904.pdf...ng on the sea. It has skidded along the water from the right and finally turned completely round beforedigging its nose in. 6. A Fairey Fulmar coming in to alight over the aft "round-down " of H.M.S. Ark Royal. 7. In theforeground is a ship's multiple pom-pom at the ready. In the middle distance the attendant destroyer of the aircraft carrierH.M.S. Aik Royal, which is seen in the distance. 8. H.M....
1941 - 1904.pdf
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