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Search and rescue helicopter

Saved! 100 years of Search and Rescue

1915 saw RNAS pilot Richard Bell-Davies make the first recognised rescue of a person using an aircraft - an act that earned ...

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Jutland 1916

The Battle of Jutland was significant for the Royal Naval Air Service in that it was the first time an aircraft was used ...

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Image of Sopwith Baby with rockets

Fighting back against the Zeppelins

Enormous Zeppelin airships bombing mainland Britain added a new and terrifying dimension to the way wars were fought. ...

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The Navy's Air War 1914-18

When World War 1 began in August 1914, the newly formed Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) had 93 aircraft, six airships and ...

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Other exhibits in this hall

  • Supermarine Walrus (L2301) Supermarine Walrus (L2301)
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595)
  • Wessex HU.5 (XT765) Wessex HU.5 (XT765)
  • Wessex HAS.3 (XP142) Wessex HAS.3 (XP142)
  • Short S27 Short S27
  • Sopwith Baby (N2078) Sopwith Baby (N2078)

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