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Commander David Hobbs MBE RN

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Commander David Hobbs MBE RN joined the Royal Navy in 1964 and since qualifying as a pilot, flew both fixed and rotary wing aircraft to the deck, including Gannet AEW aircraft, Wessex Commando helicopters and Canberra ECCM aircraft. He has served on the aircraft carriers, Victorious, Centaur, Hermes, Bulwark, Albion and two Ark Royals (the 1955 and 1985 ships) with 849, 845, 846 Naval Air Squadrons and 360 RN/RAF Joint Squadron. While serving in the Director General Aircraft (Naval) Department, he was responsible for developing the visual and electronic recovery aids for the Sea Harrier. He also organised the flying trials that cleared the Invincible class and Hermes to operate the modern generation of aircraft at sea.He has been Curator and Deputy Director of the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton since leaving the active list of the Royal Navy in 1998. After a lifetime interest in naval history, he is the author of numerous books, contributes regularly to a variety of international publications and has presented papers at naval historical symposia in Australia, France, New Zealand, the United States and Great Britain. He is an adviser to the naval Staff on a range of aircraft carrier matters.

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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West.
Price : £170.00
HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......

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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West (AP)
Price : £190.00
HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......

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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West (B)
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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......NOT
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Squadrons for : Commander David Hobbs MBE RN
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No.360 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1966

Confundemus - We shall throw into confusion

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No.360 Sqn RAF

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Canberra

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Manufacturer : English Electric
Production Began : 1951

Canberra

The English Electric Canberra first flew on Friday 13 May 1949 when its performance created a sensation. Such was the quality of the original design that in May 1951, when the first B2 Canberras entered service with No 101 Squadron at RAF Binbrook they could out manoeuvre all the fighters of the period and fly with impunity more than 10,000 feet above them. Operated by 17 airforces in more than 20 different variants, Canberras have been to war at Suez and in India, in Vietnam and the Falklands campaign, and in 1996 Canberra PR9s were engaged in operational reconnaissance flights over Bosnia and in other regions. It is widely and justifiably regarded as one of the greatest aircraft designs of all time.

Gannet

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Manufacturer : Fairey

Gannet

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Wessex



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Manufacturer : Westland

Wessex

For over 33 years, the Wessex has been at the centre of RAF operations in Northern Ireland. As a reliable workhorse the Wessex has no equal, but after 31st March 2002 the Mighty Wessex will be retired from frontline operations. No.72 Squadron received its first Wessex in 1964 at RAF Odiham and deployed to Northern Ireland on 15th August 1969 when Air Marshal Sir Tim Jenner (then a junior pilot) landed the first Wessex at the start of the current Troubles. Since then, the Wessex has been employed on all major security operations as well as day-to-day troop carrying and re-supply tasks. It enjoys a unique reputation as a tough and reliable foundry-built aircraft and will be sorely missed by the aircrew who regard it as an indestructible evergreen

Aviation History Timeline : 12th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O A. W. N. Britton of 263 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. H. Harrison of 145 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. H. DFM & Bar Franklin of 65 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/L G. W. Montagu of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. M. H. Hine of 65 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. S. Hutton of 85 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. V. Hogg of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. J. F. H. Bandinel of 3 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. K. Pollard of 232 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. L. Edy of 602 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. Groszewski of 43 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O G. Ashfield of F.I.U., was Killed.
12December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O G. A. Denby of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. R. Hewlett of 65 Squadron, was Killed.
12December1942Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt E. G. Ford of 3 and 232 Squadrons, was Killed.
12December1944Alexander Preinfalk, a WW2 Ace with 76.00 victories, died on this day
12December1944Knight's Cross recipient Alexander Preinfalk of 5./Jagdgeschwader 77 died on this day
12December1945William Tipton, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
12December2006Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Karl Stepp of 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 died on this day
12December2006Oberstleutnant Hans-Karl Stepp, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
12December2006Wing Commander R C Dick Cresswell, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
12December2007Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. G. Barwell of 264 & 242 Squadrons, Passed away.
12December2007Joe Robbins, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
12December2007Wing Commander Eric Barwell, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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