Pilot Memories (Hampden)
Beach Jump off (Spitfire)
Whirlwind in Normandy (Typhoon)
of the Sea and Sky (Sunderland)
Atlantic Nannette (Liberator)
'Mosquito' in Korea (T6 Texan)
Seafire Display Team (Seafire,Firefly)
Sea Furies (Sea Fury)
of a feather (RCN Avenger and T33)
The First Canuck(CF100,B25 Mitchell and Vampire)
Ghost Flypast (RCN Banshee,Tracker and Sikorsky S55)
Crew Support-Aviano (CF 18)
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Sea Fury fighters fly as Combat Air
Patrol (CAP) in the early dawn during naval exercises in the Carribean.
Below them is a Canadian Task Group centered on HMCS MAGNIFICENT, a
destroyer in the "plane guard" position astern as she prepares
for deck launches. Canada's Fleet Air Arm enjoyed a golden era from
the late 40s to the mid sixties as the RCN deployed several types of
carrier aircraft in HMCS WARRIOR, MAGNIFICENT and BONAVENTURE.
oil on canvas board
Display: CAAA art displays. Artist's collection.
FLEET AIR ARM IN THE FIFTIES
The establishment of the RCN Fleet Air Arm after the Second World
War and its initial phase of development in the late forties led to
a period in the 1950s were the navy's carrier capabilities advanced
further. The harbinger of this process was the acceptance of newer
and more effective carrier aircraft such as the Hawker Sea Fury. The
Fury was the fastest propellor driven fighter developed and proved
a exceptional, if at times difficult to handle, carrier borne aircraft.
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