Fleet Air Arm Museum
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Ilchester, Somerset, England
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Bell from HMS Illustrious, the original ship's bell was badly damaged when a heavy bomb exploded near the quarterdeck. This replacement bell was presented to HMS Illustrious by the Norfolk Navy Yard, August 1941.


Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 (WV856) built as FGA4, converted in 1957.


Fairy Gannet AEW3 (XL503) Airbourne Early Warning version.


Vickers-Supermarine Scimitar F1 (XD317) this aircraft was involved in a mid air collision with XD332 off Malta during formation flypast in April 1962.


Vickers-Supermarine Attacker F1 (WA473) entered service in 1951.

(All photos and captions courtesy of Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.)
© 2008 Philip J. Heydon all rights reserved


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