The Royal Navy Historic Flight was established at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in 1972 in order to preserve Naval heritage, and to be a living memorial to all Fleet Air Arm personnel, especially those who gave their lives in maintaining the freedom of our nation. The first aircraft to join this unique collection was Swordfish II LS326, which was presented to the Royal Navy in 1960 by the Westland Aircraft Company at Yeovil. This was followed in 1971 by the presentation of a Sea Fury FB.11 to the Royal Navy by Hawker-Siddeley Aviation. In 1972 the Sea Fury was joined at Heron Flight by Fairey Firefly AS.5 WB271, the units looking after the three aircraft merged into one, and so the Historic Flight was born.
The Sea Fury will be displaying on Saturday 1st September at 17:20.