FLEET AIR ARM & COMMONWEALTH NAVAL AVIATION
KINGDOM. The Fleet
Air Arm web site is on the Royal Navy site.
The FAA originates from November 1913 when the Royal Naval Air Service
formed. The Website includes information about aircraft, the 12
squadrons (702, 750, 771, 800, 801, 810, 814, 819, 820, 847, 848, 849)
including their history, deployments, equipment and badge, and back to the
main index with Naval bases and the RN Air Stations of Yeovilton, Culdrose and Prestwick.
Each with details of Current deployments, Capabilities, Joint Operations,
NATO, N. Atlantic, S. Atlantic, UK Mediterranean, Gulf, Far East activities.
Also links to information about the aircraft carriers.
Also information about the:
- HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark
Royal VSTOL Aircraft Carriers
- HMS Ocean Amphibious Assault Ship
- HMS Argus Aviation Support Ship
Royal Navy website
including its search
site facility. The main page also links to Airshows,
Fleet Days and the International Festival of the Sea.
Link to the Australia's
Fleet Air Arm
official web site. Includes the following: HC 723 squadron, HS 816 squadron,
HS 817 squadron, COMAUSNAVAIR, Royal Australian Navy. For each sqaudron there are sub-headings: equipment, squadron
role, personnel, and history. Also to Vortex the magazine
of the Australian FAA.
Link to the Royal Australian
12 Wing Shearwater
Nova Scotia Canada 12 Wing is Canada's
home of naval aviation. With 30 CH-124 Sea King helicopters and approximately
1,300 people, 12 Wing proudly supports the Canadian Navy. Also see the
Air Force, with information about the three squadrons: 406 Maritime
Operational Training Squadron 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron 443 Maritime
Helicopter Squadron (located at Patricia Bay, BC) .
The 12 Wing web site reviews the history of Canadian naval
Aviation. Also see HISTORY
OF THE MILITARY AIR SERVICES OF CANADA
Link to Canadian Navy
web page and its Maritime Aircraft.
Use the Canadian Navy website Search
ZEALAND. Visit the Royal New Zealand Navy website
including the ships which make up the RNZN Fleet are grouped according to
their roles: NAVAL COMBAT FORCE The four frigates
HMNZS TE KAHA, HMNZS TE MANA, HMNZS WELLINGTON and HMNZS CANTERBURY including
their embarked Helicopters.
Under the Navy
history web section is the "Kiwi's
in the FAA" page, relates the drama and courage of the Kiwi naval
aviators! Reference - NZ Defence Quarterly No.10 Spring 1995
AFRICA. Website to the South African Navy
including information on ships and history, including about Simon's Town
naval base. Under the South African National Defence Force main page is a search engine.
Also see the South
African Air Force website, and its 75th year celebrations, as the Commonwealth’s second oldest air force
- and the SAAF website on its history
page. Also has links to information about Air Force Base Waterkloof, Air Force Base Hoedspruit,
Air Force Base Ysterplaat, Air Force Base Durban
and Air Force Base Louis Trichardt.
For a full listing and links to Armed Forces of the World click on the map
for information links directly from the War.
Peace and Security World Wide Web Server
Below are links to the Navies of the World which have Naval or Maritime
Armada Argentina. Look at the Argentinian Navy Naval
avation web page. Divided into Comando de la Aviacion Naval
and 5 Area including 3 aitbases eg Base Aeronaval COMANDANTE ESPORA. Including link to the Museo
Naval de la Nación Aviones
reales que operaron en la Aviación Naval, and the Naval Aviation
had the aircraft Carrier Veinticinco De Mayo
(Ex-HMS Venerable (ex -Karel Dorman) until the
1990s, long inoperable, was towed away for scrapping in India
January 1999. Also see the Naval aviation magazine Mach 1.
Look at the the Diretoria
de Aeronáutica da Marinha
and the Brazilian Navy web site Marina
do Brasil. The light aircraft carrier Minas Gerias (ex HMS Vengeance and ex HMAS Vengeance) is fully
operational, but the only aircraft available are SH-3 helicopters. Expected
to serve till 2005.There are no active plans to replace this ship.
- Also see the Forças Armadas Brasileiras WEB Page: In this page you will be
able to obtain many information about the Brazilian Armed Forces, like it's history, institutes, doctrines, personalities,
characteristics, and many other curiosities and information. Also see
the Serviço de Documentação
Geral da Marinha, Navio-Museu
Armada de Chile
AVIATION The best page about Chinese air force !!!
WEI JUN's CHINESE NAVY HOME PAGE Unofficial page of the
Chinese navy. ENGLISH
from Haze and Gray lists : The former
Soviet VTOL carrier Minsk
now lies in a Chinese port. She is owned by private interests, and will
be converted to a casino/hotel/entertainment complex. China
apparently intends to build an aircraft carrier, but reliable reports of
the details and planned completion date are not availabe.
Egyptian Navy Forces
France: Marine Nationale (France) and Aeronautique
Navale - Aeronavale (French Fleet Air Arm) and its FAA website.
The French FAA was established in 1912. The website refers to aircraft,
seaplanes, carriers, bases, squadrons, sailors and news, history and
organisation, links, FFAA team, free ads, and dictionary
- Also see the FFAA aircraft carrier
page website for details of the current French aircraft carriers:
Charles De Gaulle Nuclear Powered Light Multirole
Aircraft Carrier, Clemenceau and Foch Light Multirole Aircraft Carriers Jeanne D'Arc Helicopter/Training Cruiser. The site has an
alphabetical list with deatils of past and
current carriers of France.
German Navy and Marineflieger
re-established in 1956. Naval Aviation information in the Bundeswehr Navy website.
Greek Hellenic Navy
See the Greek Ministry of National Defence website White Paper for the
Armed Forces re the Greek Fleet's Air Arm :
EXOCET, the surface-to-air guided missiles SEA SPARROW and STANDARD, as well
as the air-to-air guided missiles PENGUIN fired from the modern SHIKORSKY
helicopters. These helicopters, together with the older AB-212 and the new airmaritime co-operation aircraft P-3B, constitute the
core of the Fleet’s air-arm.
Indian Navy with in
formation about its carriers
and naval aircraft
- See also Haze and
Gray for INS Viraat VSTOL Aircraft Carrier
(ex-HMS Hermes, ex-Elephant), and ex INS Vikrant ex-VSTOL Aircraft Carrier (ex HMS
Hercules). Formally decommissioned 31 January 1997. To be preserved as a museum at
Mumbai. See Save the
Vikrant web site.
Republic of Ireland
- See Haze and
Gray for information about the aircraft carriers: New Project VSTOL
aircraft carrier/amphibious assault ship Giuseppe Garibaldi VSTOL
Aircraft Carrier, Vittorio Veneto Helicopter/Training Cruiser, San
Giorgio Class Small Amphibious Assault Ships
Maritime Self-Defense Force
Republic of Korea Navy
Netherlands Navy and its Marine
Luchtvaartdienst [Navy Air Arm](text in Dutch)
(for english summary see Naval Air Arm)
Lotnictwo Marynarki Wojennej (Naval Air Arm). Established 1930. The force has
been expanded to include ASW and SAR helicopters.
- See Haze
and Gray for details about: Kuznetsov Multirole Aircraft Carrier, Gorshkov
Large Helicopter Cruiser, Note: The VTOL
carrier Kiev was towed away
for scrap, 5/2000.
Republic of Singapore Navy
(Spain) also see La
Armada Española about aircraft carriers
- See Haze and
Gray about Principe De Asturias VSTOL
Sri Lanka Navy
(Republic of China)
Royal Thai Navy
- Information from Haze and Gray
about Chakri Nareubet
VSTOL Aircraft Carrier
- Information from Haze and
Gray about the Soviet Union's second real
carrier ex-Varyag (Kuznetsov
Class) ex-Multirole Aircraft Carrier.
Reportedly sold for use as a casino/entertainment complex at Macau,
3/1998, but has not left Nikolayev.
United States Navy
- See the US Navy web
site for its Aircraft
Carriers and for a history of the aircraft carrier in the USN:
Class Nuclear Powered Multirole Aircraft Carriers
1 Enterprise Nuclear Powered Multirole Aircraft Carrier
1 John F. Kennedy Multirole
3 Kitty Hawk Class Multirole
Aircraft Carriers (1 stricken)
4 Forrestal Class Multirole Aircraft Carriers (all de-commissioned)
1 ex-Midway ex-Multirole
Aircraft Carrier (stricken)
5 Essex Class ex-Fleet Aircraft Carriers (1
stricken and USS Lexington, Hornet, Intrepid, Yorktown all museums)
1 ex-Cabot ex-Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier
(sold for scrap/preservation discussions)
6 Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ships
5 Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ships
5 Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ships (all stricken)
1 Inchon (Iwo Jima Class) Mine Countermeasures
- Also see US Navy Online for any further
details and links etc.
Armada de la República
Bolivariana de Venezuela
FLEET AIR ARM WEB
Arm Museum Yeovilton (UK) Europe's premier naval
War, Peace and Security Guide of the Information Resource Centre, of the Canadian
Information includes, Armed forces of the world (with links to each of the
armed forces in A-Z directory), and details on: Contemporary conflicts,
International organizations, International relations, Military art and
science, Military biography, Military history, Peace and disarmament
World Air Forces web
pages include naval aviation forces, divided into Eastern Europe,
Latin America, NATO
HG&UW World Aircraft Carrier Lists And
Photo Gallery from 1913 to 2000.
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a
comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and
seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century.
Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with
complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually
every ship. There are nearly 1000 high-quality photos linked to the espective ship histories. This is perhaps one of the most
comprehensive websites for information about the ships used by the Fleet Air
Arm and the Commonwealth. Includes a Master list of
RN Carriers and an extensive list of links to other web resources.
Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 3-06-2005