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HMS Ark Royal (1970s Carrier) by Ivan Berryman
Arks Angels by Randall Wilson.
|Signatures on this item|
|*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.|
|Vice Admiral Sir Edward Anson KCB|
*Signature Value : £15
|Vice Admiral Sir Edward Anson KCB was born in Adelaide, South Australia. After being educated at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent and in Nairobi, Kenya, ‘Ted’ entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1943. As a Midshipman and Sub-Lieutenant he served on board the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable and in the destroyer HMS Agincourt. After pilot training he served in the aircraft carriers HMS Glory, HMS Ark Royal, HMS Bulwark and HMS Victorious. He was promoted Lieutenant Commander in 1959 when on loan to Blackburn Aircraft Limited as a Test Pilot. During this appointment he was closely associated with the development of the Buccaneer strike aircraft. On his return to the Royal Navy he was chosen to command the first RN Buccaneer Squadron – No 801 Naval Air Squadron – in 1962 and served with the Squadron embarked in HMS Ark Royal and HMS Victorious. Promoted Commander in 1964, ‘Ted’ took command of the frigate HMS Eskimo before serving as Commander (Air) at Lossiemouth, Scotland, and in HMS Eagle. He subsequently commanded the Inter-Service Hovercraft Unit. Following promotion to Captain in 1971 he was Naval Air Attaché to Japan and South Korea in 1972, based in Tokyo. During 1974 he became Commanding Officer of HMS Juno and Captain 4th Frigate Squadron. In 1976 he took command of HMS Ark Royal and after promotion to Rear Admiral in 1980 took up his appointment as Flag Officer Naval Air Command at Yeovilton. He was promoted Vice Admiral in 1982 and appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet at Fleet Headquarters at Northwood. Vice Admiral Anson and his wife Rosemary have two children and live at Ilminster, Somerset. He is descended from the sister of Admiral Lord Anson, who sailed round the world and captured a Spanish treasure ship in the Pacific during the War of Jenkin’s Ear in the 18th Century.|
|Aviation History Timeline : 22nd April|
|22||April||1934||William Thaw, a WW1 Ace with 5.83 victories, died on this day|
|22||April||1943||James Francis Edwards of shot down a Me323|
|22||April||2006||Knight's Cross recipient Hermann Eggers of 3./Flak-Regiment 64 died on this day|
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