Sea Fury 65

Heritage Day at RNAS Yeovilton on 22nd September 2017

This year is a remarkable anniversary for the Fleet Air Arm, 65 years since its first action against enemy jet fighters.

We are holding a one day event at RNAS Yeovilton 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.

On Friday 22nd September, Navy Wings will host one of the last remaining Fleet Air Arm Korean War pilots, Brian ‘Smoo’ Ellis, as he talks about the day as a Sub-Lieutenant on 802 Naval Air Squadron, he took part in the dog-fight that shot down the MiG-15 over North Korea.

There will also be the opportunity to discuss the restoration of the T20 Sea Fury. We aim to hold a flying display, and the Navy wings heritage aircraft will be on display and available for inspection, attended by naval aviation experts and veterans who flew them.

The day commences at 0915 at Yeovilton, and includes lunch and refreshments in the Wardroom Mess at RNAS Yeovilton.

Dress code: Jacket and tie

Limited tickets are available for this once-in-a-lifetime event at £100. Book here