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Fleet Air Arm at war exhibition opened

A new ‘Fleet Air Arm at War’ exhibition has been opened at the Museum by Jill Cook, the daughter of one of the FAA pilots featured. Norman Hanson was a civil servant at the beginning of the Second World War but in 1941 managed to join the Royal Navy. By March 1944 he was a Lieutenant Commander commanding a Naval Air Squadron flying Chance Vought Corsair F4-Us from HMS Illustrious in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Other pilots featured in the new exhibition are Dickie Cork, ‘Hans’ Hanson’s Wing Leader, who flew as Douglas Bader’s No2 during the Battle of Britain and Charles Lamb, one of the Navy’s ‘Stringbag’ (Fairey Swordfish) pilots who flew in the Taranto raid in November 1940.

Jill is seen here looking at the display board showing her father’s scrapbook photographs and is also seen standing with the Museum’s Michael Baldry (ex FAA) and Harry Bennett, the Museum’s artist and volunteer guide.

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