Archive for the tag 'Fleet Air Arm Museum'

In 1914 the RNAS was a new branch of the Navy. It worked with the latest technology and actively recruited men with engineering backgrounds in order to maintain its aircraft and engines.
The Royal Naval Armoured Car Division used an RNAS depot at Wormwood Scrubbs, in London, and started adapting commandeered motor car chassis. These were [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2024

The original Short S27 was equipped with a Gnome rotary engine. This replica in the Fleet Air Arm Museum is fitted with a similar Gnome Le Rhone engine and representative propeller to illustrate the appearance of the aircraft in service.*

Early aircraft wings were usually covered with a fabric such as linen. This fabric was painted [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jul 23rd 2021

We awoke to glorious sunshine and made our way down to the breakfast room. I was pleasantly surprised to find that some items were available to select from the buffet rather than to order. This included a fresh fruit salad served in a sealed Kilner jar. The fresh fruit option is one of my favourite [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2021