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2009: The Centenary of Naval Aviation

flynavy100

Newbie
2009 marks the One Hundredth Year of Naval Aviation. It was on 7th May 1909 that the Admiralty first set aside £35,000 for the development of an airship, beginning a process that was to lead to the formation of the Fleet Air Arm as we know it today.

Those hundred years have seen a breathtaking development from flimsy aircraft that struggled to leave the ground to supersonic stealth fighters. As technology has developed, so too has ideology; Naval Aviation began the 20th century as an interesting sideshow in the armament of the Royal Navy, and ended it as the centrepiece.

The aircraft carrier now marks out the premier league navies from the rest. It is the punch of the nation and a symbol of its power. Countless Prime Ministers have found that the carrier has been indispensable to the execution of their foreign policy: Thatcher sent hers to the Falklands; Major sent his to Bosnia; Blair sent his once to Sierra Leone and twice to Iraq. Those are only the most recent crises and there were numerous others even between those. In many of these conflicts, success was not only helped by carrier-borne aircraft – it depended on them.

Fly Navy 100 is a programme of events and publications that aims to celebrate and commemorate this remarkable centenary. It aims to showcase among both the public and the Service communities the endurance, flexibility, and above all potency, of Naval Aviation

More information and a pdf format newsletter detailing the events of 2009, along with articles on the illustrious heritage and bright future of Naval Aviation in the Royal Navy can be found at:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.7027

If you have any comments or queries regarding the centenary, feel free to email the Fly Navy 100 Team at:

[email protected]

Fly Navy
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
flynavy100 said:
The aircraft carrier now marks out the premier league navies from the rest.


Can you send that dit to Liebour? THe cvnts have a thing about scrapping naval airpower and/or castrating it.
 

mattbea

Banned
first flight from a moving ship was 1912 after attempts from airships and balloons began tests in 1911.... so hows that naval aviation? and a year after 1912 was the first sea carrier. called hermes...... I knew something did not sound right here!!! the wright brothers did create a fixed winged aircraft but that I believe was 1906 and aviation was known in like, easily, egyptian periods of reign.... sorry dude but you are surely wrong and okay... the RAF/Navy aviation groups have probably fed you bullsh!t as per usual
 

scouse

War Hero
mattbea said:
first flight from a moving ship was 1912 after attempts from airships and balloons began tests in 1911.... so hows that naval aviation? and a year after 1912 was the first sea carrier. called hermes...... I knew something did not sound right here!!! the wright brothers did create a fixed winged aircraft but that I believe was 1906 and aviation was known in like, easily, egyptian periods of reign.... sorry dude but you are surely wrong and okay... the RAF/Navy aviation groups have probably fed you bullsh!t as per usual
:oops: :oops: HMA 9 airship :wink: tells the facts :wink:1909 7th May The Admiralty places its first order for an airship, the Mayfly. This marks the birth of Naval Aviation.
1911 The first four Royal Navy pilots complete their training at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey.
1912 10th Jan
Squadron Commander Charles Samson, one of the first four pilots, makes the first take-off from the deck of a ship, flying from a platform over the guns of HMS Africa at anchor at Sheerness
 
Scouse wrote...Squadron Commander Charles Samson, one of the first four pilots, makes the first take-off from the deck of a ship, flying from a platform over the guns of HMS Africa at anchor at Sheerness.
Scouse, Samson in a Short biplane was launched from a platform of hms Hibernia on may 4th 1912.the first flight from a moving ship. The FAA needs to start some some serious date checking, admittedly the Mayfly was orded by the admirality in 1909 but it never flew, it was so overloaded with naval stuff, mahogany decking, anchors and suchlike that the first day it was handled out of it's shed it was caught by the wind and broke in half. not a sucessfull or proud start to naval aviation, Nelson might have been chuffed with it but not at all practical. The royal flying corps consisted of a military wing and naval wing untill 1914 when they broke apart and the naval wing became the RNAS which is when naval aviation stated. As Samson stated in his book "Flights and Fights" "the RNAS, the best service ever," as he joined the newly formed air force.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Received mail today from Yeovil!!

A glossy mag all about 2009 and the year of the WAFU, programme of events etc.

Anyone else get one?
 

scouse

War Hero
Waspie said:
Received mail today from Yeovil!!

A glossy mag all about 2009 and the year of the WAFU, programme of events etc.

Anyone else get one?
nope!!! can i have a skeg :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

scouse

War Hero
H.C. :oops: :oops: :oops: i had cut/paste from their poster!! Hope this clears things up??? January 1912, aviation experiments began at Sheerness aboard battleship Africa, during which the first British launch of an airplane from a ship took place. Africa transferred her flying-off equipment, including a runway constructed over her foredeck above her forward 12-inch (305-mm) turret and stretching from her bridge to her bows, to Hibernia in May 1912, and Hibernia hosted further experiments. Among these was the first launch of an airplane from a warship underway; Commander Charles Samson became the first man to take off from a ship which was underway on 2 May 1912[13] in a Shorts S27 biplane from Hibernia while Hibernia steamed at 10.5 knots (19 km/h) at the Royal Fleet Review in Weymouth Bay, England, during which King George V witnessed a number of flights at Portland over a period of four days. Hibernia then transferred her aviation equipment to battleship London.[11]
 

Waspie

War Hero
scouse said:
Waspie said:
Received mail today from Yeovil!!

A glossy mag all about 2009 and the year of the WAFU, programme of events etc.

Anyone else get one?
nope!!! can i have a skeg :lol: :lol: :lol:

Can't scan it Scouse it's A3 size!!!!

Even us 'dopes on ropes' get :lol: a mention!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

scouse

War Hero
HC :wink: At Eastchurch in 1912/13 Acting Commander Samson was L/T Bell Davies C/O. :oops: :oops: At Upavon the C/O was Captain Paine and Major Hugh Trenchard second in command. Calshot and the Isle of Grain. C/O was John Seddon. At Cromarty the C/O was Arthur Longmore. :wink: :wink: That makes quiet a few Marshalls/Air Chief Marshalls of the RAF and Admirals of the RN :salute: :salute:
 

scouse

War Hero
FAA pilot Vice Admiral Richard Bell Davies VC.CB.DSO.AFC. trained to fly while on leave as a L/T from the battleship Dominion. The course cost him £50 plus £25 deposit against damage :oops: :oops: repayable if he had no prangs :roll: :roll: His first flight was in admiralty aeroplane number 1 a Box kite/Farman type buit by Short :salute: :salute:
 

scouse

War Hero
FLY navy 100 web pages not working?????? hope they havent crashed :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: Okay now Chocks away!!
 

scouse

War Hero
MK1 Buccaneer of 809 (Immortal) Lossiemouth call sign 226 c/o LT/CDR John de Winton :roll: 64 DLPs/IFTU on waist CAT Hms Eagle. http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/rnimage(1).jpg
 
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