Royal Navy

Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?

Heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft… Read More

7 months ago

Interesting video features Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 and Royal Navy AW101 Merlin helicopters in the Mach Loop

‘It’s been a long time since I last captured an AW101 Merlin in the Loop and to cap it off… Read More

7 months ago

The sinking of HMS Hermes, the First Ship Designed as an Aircraft Carrier

‘At this stage Hermes had a very heavy list to port and it was obvious that she was about to… Read More

9 months ago

The story of the Fleet Air Arm F4Fs that overwhelmed Luftwaffe Bf-109Gs and why the little Wildcat could be more than a match for the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109

In the final days of the war Fleet Air Arm Squadron 882 F4F Wildcat fighters overwhelmed some Messerschmitt Bf-109Gs of… Read More

1 year ago

The story behind the photo of a CH-53 heavy-lift helicopter towing USS Austin amphibious transport ship

The photo in this post features a CH-53 heavy-lift helicopter acting as a tug for USS Austin LPD-4 in Long… Read More

1 year ago

Three nations fighter aircraft launch from one aircraft carrier for first time in history

With British, American and Italian F-35B jets taking off from HMS Queen Elizabeth, this marked the first time that three… Read More

1 year ago

VMFA-211 F-35Bs Conduct Cross-Deck Operations from HMS Queen Elizabeth to USS Essex

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 cross-decked F-35B Lightning IIs from HMS Queen Elizabeth to the amphibious assault ship USS… Read More

1 year ago

Shortage of tea on board Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier averted thanks to Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Winnipeg frigate

The Royal Canadian Navy helped solve a shortage of tea on board HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Canadian Navy helped… Read More

1 year ago

James Bond is a naval officer. Now Daniel Craig is too. But the only 007 actor to actually have served in the Royal Navy was Able Seaman Sean Connery.

Even though Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy – matching the on-screen rank of… Read More

1 year ago

Cool 4K video features Gazelle Squadron Display Team during a training sortie

The cool video in this post features Gazelle Squadron Display Team during a training sortie at Pembrey airport. Taken last… Read More

1 year ago

UK could buy only 48 out of 138 F-35Bs and save money in favor of the Tempest 6 gen fighter

An order for 90 more F-35 Lightning combat jets is to be cancelled in favor of the Tempest fighter. The… Read More

2 years ago

The day U-boat U-134 shot down K-74: the story of the only US Navy blimp lost to enemy action in World War II

While US Navy blimps were useful for finding and pinning down U-boats until other help arrived, they were not supposed… Read More

2 years ago

Sinking Force Z: the day the Imperial Japanese Navy killed the Battleship

The loss of Force Z was a colossal disaster for the British, and one that effectively marked the end of… Read More

2 years ago