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By Richard Johnstone-Bryden

Certainly the plane provider HMS Ark Royal introduced in 1950 was once the main well-known Royal military warship of the post-war period. The fourth send to endure the identify, the "Ark" owes a lot of this repute to the BBC television sequence "Sailor" screened within the early Nineteen Seventies and its special subject track "Sailing" by way of the gravel-voiced Rod Stewart. This publication recounts the tale of Ark Royal and her "people", from the laying down of her keel in 1943 and her first fee in 1955, via to her decommissioning in 1979 and her scrapping in 1980. The Ark Royal performed a vital position within the improvement of Royal Naval fixed-wing aviation and pioneered the concept that of carrier-borne VSTOL plane. It observed vast provider in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, a time which witnessed many major alterations in army lifestyles and how during which seapower used to be used as a method of projecting nationwide effect all over the world. portray a vibrant photo of lifestyles on board a category of Royal army warship that now has long gone eternally, the writer brings the tale of the "Ark" alive utilizing interviews and first-hand debts. those diversity from former officials and group, together with admirals, captains and ship's corporation, to aircrew of the embarked Fleet Air Arm squadrons and the shipyard staff who equipped the "Ark". The publication is absolutely illustrated all through with black and white pictures - lots of that are formerly unpublished - and contains an 8pp color plate part.

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