Tag Archive: Fleet Air Arm

Dec 15 2016

“Jock” Moffat †

John “Jock” Moffat, the Swordfish pilot who crippled the German battleship Bismarck on 26 May 1941, has died at the age of 97. On the day of the attack, it is believed that Moffat and his crew were able to launch a torpedo that struck and jammed Bismarck’s rudder, preventing it from escaping from the …

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Feb 21 2016

Eric “Winkle” Brown †

The famous Eric “Winkle” Brown, one of World War Two’s best-known veteran and test pilot passed away today aged 97. Born in 1919, Captain Eric Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN discovered aviation in 1936 in Germany with Ernst Udet and joined the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm during the war. His superb pilot …

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Sep 05 2011

Rear Admiral “Chico” Roberts †

Rear-Admiral “Chico” Roberts, who has died aged 93, was one of the Royal Navy’s most experienced aviators and saw action in two of the last century’s major conflicts. Read his obituary on the Telegraph.

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Jul 26 2011

Lt Cdr Bill Henley, FAA †

Lieutenant-Commander Bill Henley, who has died aged 88, was one of the few pilots whose war career spanned the age of the biplane and the jet; on one occasion he hunted down and destroyed a German U-boat. Read the obituary on the Telegraph.

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Jul 13 2011

Dickie Douglas-Boyd

Lieutenant Dickie Douglas-Boyd, who has died aged 88, was a Fleet Air Arm pilot who, post-war, brought many bestsellers to the bookshops. Read the obituary on the Telegraph.

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Jun 01 2011

Commander Peter Savage

Commander Peter Savage, Fleet Air Arm pilot in World War II and naval aviation tactician, passed away aged 98 on March 21, 2011. Read the obituary on The Telegraph.

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