Legacy Giving

Leaving a gift to Navy Wings in your will is an easy way for your generosity to last beyond your lifetime and benefit future generations.

Few people today are aware of the perils of flying from ships at sea or the important part played by the Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm in our nation’s history. When they see the rare and remarkable aircraft of the Navy Wings collection flying, they are overwhelmed by the stories of the young men who flew them and the heroic and daring missions they undertook.By remembering the Charity in your will, you can help ensure that these magnificent aircraft are not lost forever to future generations, and that the pioneering spirit, courage and sacrifice of all those who have served in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, to whom the nation owes such a debt of gratitude, will never be forgotten.


We appreciate that the decision to leave a legacy to any charity is a decision that isn’t made lightly. Our aircraft are veterans in their own right, with distinguished battle honours. They were not built to still be flying half a century later and we need your help and support to preserve them as a living memorial to all who have lost their lives in the service of naval aviation.

The hazards of flying from ships at sea are much greater, than flying over land resulting historically in many naval air casualties from accidents as well as combat.  Landing on a pitching and rolling flight deck, fog, storms, high sea states, mechanical failure, navigational difficulties and limited endurance were factors that often played a part in naval aviation losses and sadly many naval aviators were lost at sea with no known grave.

Your legacy will help keep the Swordfish flying at the annual remembrance ceremonies and take part in the 2018 tribute of remembrance commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

You might also consider making a donation in memory of a loved one or friend or ask for donations made at your funeral to be gifted to the Charity. Legacy giving often brings a great sense of pride and lasting peace. Thank you for supporting us in this way. If you have any questions or would like to visit us, see the

aircraft or talk to the Chief Executive or a member of the team, please do call us on 01935 454411 or email office@navywings.org.uk