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by SWORDFISH
Sat May 28, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck
Replies: 49
Views: 7244

Re: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck

Jock Moffat was a Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) pilot NOT RAF!

Thursday evening 26th May 2011 a Bismarck dinner was held at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall (England).
A memorable evening attended by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope and Jock Moffat.
by SWORDFISH
Mon May 23, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck
Replies: 49
Views: 7244

Re: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck

I find it amazing that members from Italy, Costa Rica and Rumania are on-the-ball! The Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm was a major player, but sadly the Annversary is only being celebrated at the Royal Naval Air Station in Cornwall. I was privilege to meet the Swordfish pilot that disabled the Bismarck, ...
by SWORDFISH
Mon May 23, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck
Replies: 49
Views: 7244

Re: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck

Two interesting Youtube clips to view: Johnny Horton's 1960 record 'Sink the Bismarck' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU John (Jock) Moffat - Swordfish pilot - his story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYpiz77JwhQ 27th May not only marks the 70th Anniversary of the sinking but a memory to al...
by SWORDFISH
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck
Replies: 49
Views: 7244

Re: 70th Anniversary, sinking of the Bismarck

The Royal Navy has an event at RNAS Culdrose 'Bismarck 70th Commemorations' the only flying Fairey Swordfish from the Historic Flight will perform a flypast. I expect many members have a print of the famous Bismarck, if not then goto: http://www.military-art.com/mall/aircraftinfo.php?AircraftID=36 T...
by SWORDFISH
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 148
Views: 54217

HMS INVINCIBLE - REMAINED

The reason HMS Invinsible remained in the South Altantic was to 'show the flag', and returned home after being relieved by HMS Illustrious (same carrier class) which was her first commission.
by SWORDFISH
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 148
Views: 54217

Capture of the Santa Fe

HMS Antrim's Wessex HAS 3 (Humphrey), dropped two Mk 11 depth charges, the Santa Fe's ballast fuel tanks were damaged. HMS Brilliant's Lynx HAS2 arrived five minutes later and launched a Mk46 homimg torpedo which circled under the submirine, the Santa Fe could not submerge, as the torpedo would then...
by SWORDFISH
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 148
Views: 54217

Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible

This is my first message on this site. HMS Invincible was not hit during the South Atlantic Campaign. The last Exocet-armed Etendard raid on the 30th May did no damage, the exocet was destroyed by 4.5-inch gun fire from HMS Avenger, while HMS Exeter launched their Dart missles, downing two Sky Hawks...

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