This is an excellent site to explore, especially thier Heritage links with interesting information on Royal Naval Air Stations (RNAS)past and present, Royal Naval Air Squadrons past and present and much more...
This index covers all Royal Naval Air Stations, listed alphabetically by location.See the master index for a full list of all Fleet Air Arm establishments Active links open pages that contain basic information and pages under construction - Bold links open pages that are complete with unit history.
The Fleet Air Arm is an integral part of the Royal Navy operating a variety of different aircraft and deployed worldwide supporting UK defence and security interests. The Fleet ir Arm is inherently flexible and Naval aircraft fulfil a wide variety of roles from counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations at sea, to land based operations in Afghanistan and UK search and Rescue. The Fleet Air Arm can-do culture and ethos has developed over years of experience of operating in the unique and challenging maritime environment.
The largest and most advanced warships ever built for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are the nation's future flagships
Royal Navy Historic Flight, Hawker Sea Fury and Hawker Hunter
Royal Navy Historic Flight, Hawker Sea Hawk & Supermarine Seafire
On 1 April 1918 the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was merged with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) to form the Royal Air Force (RAF) which directly operated and controlled all naval aircraft. On 1 April 1924 the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force was created as a distinct component of the RAF, which existed until 24 May 1939 when command of the Fleet Air Arm was transferred back to Royal Navy control. Coastal Command patrol aircraft, including most large seaplanes, remained with the RAF despite their operations in a naval environment. Prototypes were largely under the control of the Air Ministry and not the Fleet Air Arm until their introduction into service.
Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the Royal Navy In the Air. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is Europe's largest naval aviation Museum. In addition it houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience
A formation of FAA aircraft from RNAS Brawdy HMS Goldcrest. Viewed front to back
759 Naval Air Squadron Hawker Hunter T8
738 Naval Air Squadron Hawker Hunter G11
738 NAS Supermarine Scimitar F.1
893 Naval Air Squadron Sea Vixen
849 NAS AEW 3 Gannet
849 NAS MK5 Gannet Trainer