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Meet the team

behind Navy Wings

Meet The Pilots

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Lieutenant Commander Chris Gotke AFC

Commanding Officer of the Flight

Chris joined the Royal Navy in 1992 after a short time in industry.

Selected for fast jets, Chris joined 800 NAS in HMS Invincible, after completing Sea Harrier training in 1998, seeing service in Kosovo and Iraq. Various roles and appointments followed in 801 NAS, 800 NAS and QinetiQ Boscombe Down.

He was appointed Commanding Officer of the RNHF in 2013, a full time position managing and flying for the organisation he has supported voluntarily for almost 10 years.

Lieutenant Commander Chris Götke Royal Navy was presented with the Air Force Cross by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on 12 June 2015 for heroically landing a historic Fleet Air Arm Sea Fury after suffering engine failure during an air display.

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Meet The Engineering Team

Meet the engineers who are responsible for keeping our remarkable aircraft flying.

Howard Read


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Nick Bailes


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Mark 'Tug' Wilson


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Phil Thornton


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Meet The Charity Team

Meet the team that works at the charity to raise funds to keep our historic aircraft flying.

Jock Alexander


Jock Alexander spent over 38 years in the Royal Navy, initially as a Seaman Officer and Ship’s Diver before gaining his pilot’s Wings in 1984 and spending the next 32 years in the Fleet Air Arm.

His aviation posts included the Helicopter Warfare Instructor on 819 NAS, the Senior Pilot of 820 NAS, the Commanding Officer of 819 NAS, the Staff Operations and Warfare Officer for FOMA, Commander Air of HMS Illustrious, the Staff Aviation Officer for FONA, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Carrier Strike, the 1st Sea Lord’s Aviation Advisor and Commanding Officer RNAS Yeovilton (his last appointment as a Commodore). He also commanded HMS Kellington in the Fishery protection Role and, as a Captain, a Joint UK/US Training Team in Basra Province, Iraq. He took up his current post as Chief Executive of the FNHT on 29 Feb 2016 after retiring from the RN.

Sue Eagles

Communications Director

Sue joined the FNHT in 2010 after spending over 30 years as a strategic marketing and communications specialist working with the Royal Navy and particularly the Fleet Air Arm.

Laila Sadler

Fundraising Manager

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Dave Weatherley

Business and Information Systems Director

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Penny Koheeallee


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Nina Pearson


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