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Thumbnail preview of 1923 - 0478.pdf...es his orders tothe senior Air Force officer on board. With regard to the question of supply of personnel, the AirMinistry are responsible for the supply of officers and other ranks for duty with the Fleet Air Arm, with the exception ofcertain naval officers who, after training in Air Force estab- lishments, are employed as observers in fleet spotters. Theeport calls attention to the importance of...
1923 - 0478.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1932 - 0606.pdf...LIGHT, JUNE 24, 1932 THE AIRCRAFT OF THE R.A.F. THE FLEET AIR ARM FLEET FIGHTERS THE Fleet Air Arm consists of aero planes with wheeled under carriages, which are taken to sea on board aircraft carriers, and are officially known as ship-planes. The...
1932 - 0606.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 1213.pdf...ve a complete duplication which could only lead to overlapping and waste. Mr. Churchill's attempt to blame the present system for what he described as the lack of numbers and ineffi ciency of the Fleet Air Arm's equipment was not worthy of him. He knows, no one better, that the Navy orders what it wants and pays for it. If it has not been able- to persuade the Treasury of the urgency of its ...
1936 - 1213.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1934 - 1288.pdf...4. there is not much significance in that figure, for it is hardly conceivable that all the overseas units could be mobilised to meet the Germans. He went on to say that, of these, 560 (including the Fleet Air Arm) are at present stationed in the United Kingdom. He evi- dently arrived at that figure by including all the air- craft on naval vessels except the Eagle. Adding the Auxiliary and Special...
1934 - 1288.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1935 - 0384.pdf...re all Hawker " Ospreys " with Rolls-Royce ' Kestrel " engines, and are two- seater floatplanes of the fighter- ieconnaissance class. They belong to No. 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, R.A.F., of the Fleet Air Arm. The catapult floatplanes are all organised in flights, whereas the landplanes on the carriers are organised in squadrons. The flights are all numhered from 403 up wards and the squ...
1935 - 0384.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 1212.pdf...ts to the airport, which it can issue to potential customers. It is to be hoped that a large number of British firms will take the opportunity to demonstrate their machines on that occasion. The Fleet Air Arm THERE was nothing surprising in the fact that during the recent debate on the Supplementary Estimates for the Navy, the old, old controversy concerning the control of the Fleet Air Arm...
1936 - 1212.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1934 - 0113.pdf...longed tests on corrosion had been made in this country,with the present fuels and lubricating oils. Any question of trouble from poisoning had been com-pletely eliminated now. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM A Lecture, abridged, delivered by Wing Com. W. R. D. Acland, D.F.C., A.F.C., before the Royal United Service Institution, on January 24, 1934w ING COM. ACLAND'S lecture was to a largeex...
1934 - 0113.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1925 - 0168.pdf...ating to aviation matters are made by the First Lord of the Admiralty. In reference to the inclusion in the Navy Estimates, for the first time, of a charge of £1,320,000 in respect of the cost of the Fleet air arm :— This sum is credited in the Air Estimates as a grant in aid of the expenditure for which provision is made in those Estimates. The reason for this arrangement appears to have been mis...
1925 - 0168.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1935 - 0494.pdf...38 FLIGHT. MARCH 7- 1935. the functions of the Air Force are so many and so diverse that a mere counting of heads means little. The Fleet Air Arm, for example, is part of the Fleet. The principal role of the Air Force, as we have said, is the air defence of the United Kingdom, and air power, when compared with that of a Contine...
1935 - 0494.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 3171.pdf...uals. In the stress of war unsound systems of dual control are apt to break down, with deplorable results to the country. It is obvious from the above that of the original hawser which bound the Fleet Air Arm to the Royal Air Force only a few strands remain. It would be no great matter to break those few strands. It only means withdrawing 30 per cent, of the pilots, the riggers and the fi...
1936 - 3171.pdf
Thumbnail preview of Untitled0 - 0566.pdf...t of Flycatchers will be taking part. During our visit, we were privileged to seesome formation flying by one of the fighter flights, and the flying was almost perfect.There is one point about flying Fleet Air Arm aircraft which seems beyond comprehension and that is, why parachutesare not worn. In the R.A.F., quite a considerable number of lives are saved even,- year by all pilots having to wearp...
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Thumbnail preview of 1935 -2- 0362.pdf... for straight level flight offers the easiest target to the anti-aircraft gunners on the ship. Once the torpedo is dropped, the pilot will clear out of range with all the speed he may. In personnel a Fleet Air Arm Squadron is a strangely composite affair such as could only be conceived in the British Services. Officers and men arc drawn from three Services, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and th...
1935 -2- 0362.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1935 - 0085.pdf...Force a year of much promise and of some perform ance. The promises outweighed everything else in importance. First, the Air Estimates provided for raising three squadrons and two flights of the Fleet Air Arm during the year, in addition to converting the two paper squadrons at Martlesham Heath, Nos. 15 and 22 (Bomber) Squadrons, into real operational units. In a leading article on the E...
1935 - 0085.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 0084.pdf...he Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. Flight Photo. W G m K m z H o a H a a a: 3 > a > ...
1936 - 0084.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 0463.pdf... tight Phota The Hawker Osprey Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. W a M •0 r pi z H H M a » > M ...
1936 - 0463.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 0817.pdf...he Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. Flight Photo. > •A H P OJ Mil aunm^ww^m 1,-UJU iwwpjpffBil...
1936 - 0817.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 3049.pdf...^w*mm^**^'!*w WW"*W^MW wmmmmmmmf—'mmmm to to r O 33 The Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machin? of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. AcJvt.
1936 - 3049.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 2337.pdf...ligJU FHoto M m o The Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. > a o a (A K> ^1 C...
1936 - 2337.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 2645.pdf...light Fiioto O w The Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. o o H O w ...
1936 - 2645.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1936 - 1231.pdf...he Hawker Osprey, Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine. The standard two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance machine of the Fleet Air Arm. There are both land and seaplane versions. Advt. Flight Photo. in c r w M 2! O H > -...
1936 - 1231.pdf
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