Fleet Air Arm & Royal Navy
by Gordon "Knocker" White RNVR Rtd veteran of 824 Naval Air Squadron
Welcome to the Fleet Air Arm Photography Archive. The purpose of this site is to preserve a little bit of history. I wanted to make this site in the memory of the flyers in the fleet air arm that are sadly no longer with us.
The photographs on this website were taken during the time I served as a flyer in 824 squadron aboard the carrier HMS Striker, and towards the end of the war when I served in 816 Squadron.
Many thanks also go to Jack Jarvis, one of my old
shipmates, for supplying some of the images and information. Jack served on
824 Squadron both in the
I hope you enjoy looking at the preserved
memories that are here on display as much as I enjoyed creating this archive.
Please feel free to forward any comments or suggestions for the site to
Fleet Air Arm
This is a new personal site which is intended to
support family and friends research. It is
The Association was formed in 1988 by Edgar Bosworthick (Boz) a Chief Air Artificer of the Unicorn's first commission. Edgar is also the Secretary of the voluntary committee. There were three commissions, 1943-46; 1949-51; 1951-54 with the addition of HMS/M Unicorn from her commissioning.
There is only a registration fee of £5.00 sterling; A$13; C$11; NZ$18 + a little for postage, but no annual subscriptions.You will be able to contact almost 300 members when you receive your Nominal Roll.There is also an auxillary list of 160. An Annual Reunion is held at different locations, N.S.E or West to help shipmates to meet. Membership includes FULL [those who served in her], ORDINARY [wives], ASSOCIATE [ anyone who took transit or the relative of a deceased ex-Unicorn or a relation of the member] or HONORARY [anyone who has done a service for and their support of the Association is recognised by its Committee].
The HMS Unicorn Association is a member of the
Federation of Naval Associates. We have members in
For further information/registration please write
to the membership/Social secretary - [please enclose S.A.E] Eleanor Bosworthick, 3 Arundel Close, Hemel
Hempstead.Herts. HP2 4QR,
The Airewmen were the successors to the pre-war and wartime Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs). It was in early 1974 that the 'Aircrewman Branch' became a reality. If you would like to know more about what the ACA can offer YOU, please contact any of our Air Station reps., CPOACMN Alf Kitwood on 771 Squadron SAR Flight, POACMN Tony Laws on 702 Squadron HQ Flight at Portland or LACMN Rocky Sharp on 819 SAR Flight at Prestwick. Any readers who know of a potential eligible member please let us know by emailing below or through the Membership Secretary, Peter Williams on tel: +44 01752-815396.
HMS Ganges Association Global
HMS Ganges Association Website
HMS Vincent Association Website
CNAG members and their
museum online members
This is a personal home page about my father's Royal Naval career during the Second World War. I realised in 1997 that I knew very little about that period in his life and also discovered that WWII Royal Naval information on the Web was not very comprehensive. I decided, as a result, to put together a site dealing with the ships he was on and to add personal anecdotes as they surfaced from the depths of his memory. This is a period he finds hard to recall; to be honest, I think he has repressed most of the horror. Dad was 80 in December last year.
I encourage others to embark on a similar undertaking as the numbers with first hand experience of this period are ever diminishing.
If anyone can add any details, photos or personal stories on my dad's ships, please e-mail me. Any feedback is appreciated.
Aircraft Carrier. Dad served from
The Navy ships of
page is published by Fleet Air Arm Archive and is updated regularly.