Navy Wings commemorates Sea Fury 65

In a special Sea Fury heritage event, Navy Wings was delighted to commemorate the outstanding flying skill and courage of young pilots in the Fleet Air Arm who, in 1952, took on a MiG-15 fighter jet over North Korea while flying only propeller-driven planes in the 65th anniversary.

One of the remaining Korean War Sea Fury pilots, Brian ‘Schmoo’ Ellis in the Sea Fury FB 11

At the Navy Wings Heritage hanger at RNAS Yeovilton, the charity hosted one of the last remaining Fleet Air Arm Korean War pilots, Brian ‘Smoo’ Ellis, who spoke about the day as a Sub-Lieutenant on 802 Naval Air Squadron, where he took part in the dog-fight that shot down the MiG-15 over North Korea.

 

The anniversary was celebrated with a superb display by Lt Cdr Chris Gotke with the recently returned to flight, Sea Fury T20 after the Navy Wings charity raised over £200,000 for a new engine and rebuild after her forced landing at RNAS Culdrose Air Day in 2014.