“HMS Queen Elizabeth is delighted to be affiliated with the Fly Navy Heritage Trust. The ethos, spirit and technological achievement of our naval aviation heritage will inspire today’s pilots and read across directly to the potency, effectiveness and battle-winning edge of HMS Queen Elizabeth and her air group in the decades ahead.”
Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Captain Jerry Kyd Royal Navy
The charity, the Fly Navy Heritage Trust under the brand of Navy Wings is delighted to be formally affiliated with the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful warship to enter service with the Royal Navy.
“Our past informs our future. This important affiliation with Navy Wings is the golden thread that links our naval aviation heritage with the first of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and the nation’s carrier aviation future. The Royal Navy has been at the forefront of the development of carrier aviation for over a hundred years, pioneering and developing not only the ships and aircraft, but establishing a reputation of British technological innovation, professionalism and engineering excellence that leads the world” “As HMS Queen Elizabeth enters service, the pioneering innovations of our heritage will inform the lessons of the future and be crucially important as we begin working up the squadrons of F-35B Lightning II jets and maritime helicopters that will operate from the carriers.”
Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE, Fleet Commander and Senior Naval Aviator
The Fly Navy Heritage Trust, relies on the support of public donations to preserve and promote the nation’s naval aviation heritage and keep a collection of iconic historic aircraft flying at air shows and events around the country. To support the work of the charity please sign up as a supporter here.