220. Fly Navy Heritage Trust
The Fly Navy Heritage Trust exists to help preserve the memory of Royal Naval aviation, from the first airship in 1911, the Mayfly (she didn’t!) to the Harrier and beyond. Much of their funding helps to keep the aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic flight – two Swordfishes, two Sea Furies, a Firefly, and a Sea Hawk; all owned and operated by the Royal Navy. they have also recently acquired a Sea Vixen which is privately operated.
All these are expensive to operate, as you can imagine, and the Trust’s responsibilities in this regard are huge.
But they have nothing to help represent naval aviation prior to the Swordfish, and were therefore very interested in the Bristol Scout, and particularly in 1264, which is a Royal Naval Air Service machine, and can tell the story of an important part of British naval aviation.
So I’ve been delighted to hear from their vice Chairman that they are prepared to support our efforts to get the Scout out to Thassos, and the actual airfield from which the RNAS operated, exactly 100 years after they were there.
The details of the arrangement have yet to be sorted out, but we are very grateful for their support and look forward to a fruitful co-operation in the future!
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