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Our Stories

Wherever there are Navy pilots, there are stories…and plenty of them!

This is the place where you can find our ‘dits’. A ‘dit’ is defined as ‘a story – sometimes exaggerated’. We’ll leave you to make up your own minds!

While we cannot guarantee that our collection of stories are historically accurate, but we’re sure that they are pretty close! They are tales from across the Fleet Air Arm by people who were there (we think).

We hope you enjoy our stories and please let us know if you have one of your own to share!

Sea Princes and Newly Weds!

Sea Princes and Newly Weds!

Scramble Time

Scramble Time

The Ships’ Position Is

The Ships’ Position Is

A Cold Descent

A Cold Descent

Swordfish Dead Stick Landing

Swordfish Dead Stick Landing

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Somewhere in the Far East

Somewhere in the Far East

Henry Mitchell’s Day Out

Henry Mitchell’s Day Out

A Spot Of Bother With The Sea Vixens

A Spot Of Bother With The Sea Vixens

How I Shot Myself Down

How I Shot Myself Down

Helicopter World Bagpipe Playing Height Record

Helicopter World Bagpipe Playing Height Record

The Runaway Sea King

The Runaway Sea King