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Fact Correction - Fleet Air Arm

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The opening statement in this video is wrong. 
The Royal Navy did indeed realise the importance of naval aviation  and was desperate to gain control back of the Fleet air Arm from the Royal Air Force which had had control of the aircraft and men that flew from the Carriers. 

The Royal navy saw form 1917 on-wards, It as an integral part of the service and they could not preserve nor guarantee efficiency in fleet operations with the aircraft only given to the Navy at the RAF's pleasure. 

Lord Beatty was desperate to get the Fleet Air Arm back and in 1923 the control of the fleet air arm was almost gotten back by the Navy.
It Failed by two votes in Parliament. 

Who knows what would have happened if the royal navy had gotten the FAA back, especially with commanders such as Admiral Lyster (the brainchild of Taranto Attack) 

As an aside with these videos and the time Wargaming seem to have spent at Yeovilton recently are we going to see a Royal Navy Carrier (prob Ark Royal) soon?

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39 minutes ago, JaiFoh said:

As an aside with these videos and the time Wargaming seem to have spent at Yeovilton recently are we going to see a Royal Navy Carrier (prob Ark Royal) soon?

 

WG said that they wouldn't bring new CVs before the rework™ somewhere in 2018, but that the RN would get the next CV line.

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Ignore this double post, forums still as buggy as CV UI.

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53 minutes ago, Verdius said:

 

WG said that they wouldn't bring new CVs before the rework™ somewhere in 2018, but that the RN would get the next CV line.

 

They already previously said they won't release any new CVs till the CV rework, an yet Kaga, Enterprise, GZ...

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Very interesting topic, the FAA during the interwar period. I studied it as part of my degree. It was greatly neglected and cut down although this is more the fault of the prevailing political attitude regarding peace at all costs than the Navy suddenly waking up to the reality of carrier aviation.

 

Fascinating stuff. I could go on...

 

 

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