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Jutland 1916 - Frederick Rutland

The Battle of Jutland was significant for the Royal Naval Air Service in that it was the first time an aircraft was used in a sea battle to assist the fleet.  The Short 184 aircraft that took part in the battle has a long and interesting history. It survived World War I intact but was then badly damaged in the bombing of London during World War II.  The cockpit and part of the fuselage are on display at Fleet Air Arm Museum and will be the centrepiece of a new display making it a dynamic central feature of our World War I exhibition.  Using projection and lighting onto and around the airframe, the artefact will be reinvigorated giving it energy, movement and life. Frederick Rutland, often known as Rutland of Jutland, was the Short 184’s pilot and his story is equally fascinating.  He went from being a hero in World War I to being interned as a traitor in World War II and interpretation boards, interactives and learning initiatives will be used to bring his story to life.

Visitors are invited to join the Museum for the launch of this exhibition on the 18th of May 2016 at 11.30am. FREE with a valid Museum ticket. 

Other exhibits in this hall

  • Sopwith Baby (N2078) Sopwith Baby (N2078)

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