- Royal Navy. Carrier Jet.
Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.
Our Mission Statement
Sea Vixen History
Sea Vixen Operational Roles
Interceptor. High and Low Level.
Night Glow Worm Attack
Air to Air Refuelling Trials 1961/62
Five Hour Mission
Out of Africa
The Machrihanish Fish Run
Sea Vixen Display Team
Sea Vixen Solo Displays
Sea Vixen Technical Documents
Sea Vixen FAW Mk 1. Flight Reference Cards.(FRCs)
Sea Vixen FAW Mk 1 Pilots Notes
Sea Vixen FAW Mk 2 Flight Reference Cards. (FRC's)
Sea Vixen FAW Mk 2 Pilots Notes
Sea Vixen Tactical Manual
Sea Vixen Escape Systems
Sea Vixen Recovery and Maintenance
Sea Vixen XJ 490 in Australia
Lost and Found XJ 607, England
XN 648 Accident ID 29 Dartmoor
Contractors Construction and Maintainance Units.
RN Sea Vixen Maintainance Units
Sea Vixen Drone (D3) Era
Sea Vixen Accidents. Public Page.
Sea Vixen Accidents. Members Page.
893 Sqn Ejection Video
Lt (P) C. R. Hunneyball and Lt (O) W. Hart successfully eject after a Catapult Launch 5th August 1966.
892 Squadron Deck Landing Accident.
Sea Vixen Barrier Engagement
893 Sqn/HMS Ark Royal/10th February 1961
890 Sqn/HMS Ark Royal/6th Sept 1962
892 Sqn/HMS Victorious/Date Not Known.
893 Sqn Night Barrier HMS Victorious
899 Sqn Mk 2 Sea Vixen HMS Eagle
892 Squadron Mk1 Sea Vixen takes the Barrier on HMS Centaur 1964
Heroic Rescue Attempt ends Tragically. ID 41.
Accident. ID 45 Loss of Sea Vixen XJ 588. 4/12/67
Roll of Honour
Our Lost Airmen Biographies
Lt. (P) N.L. Dudgeon R.N.
Lt. Cdr. (P) Derek F. Fieldhouse R.N.
Lt. (O) J. M. Stuchbury R.N.
Lt. (P) P.V. Lloyd R.N.
HMS ARK ROYAL
HMS HERON (RNAS YEOVILTON)
892 and 893 Sqn's to HMS Ark Royal 1960/1961
890 Sqn to HMS Ark Royal 1961/1963
890 Sqn to HMS Ark Royal 1964/1966
893 Sqn to HMS Centaur 1961 to 1963
892 Sqn to HMS Centaur 1963 to 1965
892 Sqn to HMS Victorious 1960 to 1962
893 Sqn/HMS Victorious/1963 to 1965
893 Sqn/HMS Victorious/1966 to 1967
Beta.890 Sqn to HMS Hermes 1959 to 1961
892 Sqn to HMS Hermes 1962/1964
892 Sqn to HMS Hermes 1966 to 1968
Beta. 893 Sqn to HMS Hermes 1969
899 Sqn to HMS Eagle 1964 to 1966
899 Sqn to HMS Eagle 1966 to 1968
899 Sqn to HMS Eagle 1969 to 1970
766 Squadron to RNAS Yeovilton 1960 to 1970
HMS Sea Eagle. (RNAY Belfast)
899 Sqn to HMS Eagle 1970 to 1972
Sea Vixen Aircrew Careers
Cdr.(F). D.M.A.H. "Shorty" Hamilton. RN.
Lt.(P) John "Bovey" Cary RN.
Lt.Cdr.(O) Ed Hughes MIRN.RN.
Lt. (P) Martyn H. Dean RN.
Lt. (P) or (O) A. N. Other RN.
Sea Vixen Aircrew Testimonies
That of Lt. Cdr.(O) Bob McCulloch RN
That of Cdr.(F) D.M.A.H. "Shorty" Hamilton. RN.
That of Lt. (P) John B. Cary RN.
That of Lt (O) Ed Proctor RN 1958/1966
That of Lt.Cdr.(O) Ed Hughes MIRN. RN. 1962/1991
That of Lt.(O) Mark Jenkins. RN. 1964/1972
Lt. Cdr.(P) John Edward Kelly. RN.
That of Dick Searles (Observer)
That of Lt (O) Bill Hart RN
That of Lt (P) Jonathon Whaley RN. 1965/1973
That of Fg. Off. Rod Shelbourn RAF 1968-1978
That of Lt (O) A.N. Other RN 1960/1968
Maintenance Crew Testimonies
AA2 Fergus Nicolson
That of SAR diver Roger Bigdon
That of PO Electrical(Air) Clive S. Reynolds
That of REM (A) Roger Mills
That of LM(E) Peter Latham
That of NAM Geoff Pollard
Family of Lt.(P) N.L. Dudgeon. RN.
One Parents Thoughts.
Abbreviations used in Sea Vixen
A & AEE: Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment.
Adex: Air Defence Exercise
AWF: All Weather Fighter
A25: Accident Report.
AWI: Air Warfare Instructor.
AAR: Air to Air refueling.
AG: Arrestor Gear.
BATTLE FORMATION: A wide spaced transit formation used for Mutual Support and Good Lookout for a Division of Aircraft.
BINGO: Term used for Aircraft Fuel Minimums as briefed.
BOW CAT: One or Two Catapults on the Carriers Bow. Depending on Ship Configuration.
BOLTER: Missed Deck Landing. (No Wire Engagement).
CBGLO:Carrier Borne Ground Liason Officer (Army)
CAP: Combat Air Patrol.
CAPEX: CAP Exercise.
CCA: Carrier Controlled (Radar) Approach.
CDR(AIR): Officer in Charge of Aviation. (Rank Commander)
CO: Commanding Officer.
DIVISION: Four Aircraft.
DL: Deck Landing.
DLPS: Deck Landing Projector Sight.
DLP: Deck Landing Practice.
DMP: Dockyard Maintainance Period.
FAA: Fleet Air Arm.
FAC: Forward Air Control.
Fly1, Fly2, Fly3, Fly4: Parking areas on the Flight Deck.
FLYCO: The "Control Tower" adjacent to the Ships Bridge on the Island.
ISLAND: The Superstucture of the Aircraft Carrier, Starboard Side Midships.
HLAI: High Level Air Interceptions.
LLAI: Low Level Air Interceptions
LL Nav: Low Level Navigation.
LL Strike: A relaxed formation of up to 4 aircraft for maximum manoevrability.
LSO: Landing Safety Officer
MADDL: Mirror Assisted Dummy Deck Landings.
MEATBALL: The 4° glide path (GP) light image on the DLPS that Carrier Pilots used as guidance.
MHOW: Maximum Hook On Weight.
MLS: Minimum Launch Speed
ORI; Operational Readiness Inspection
RAE: Royal Aircraft Establishment.
ROUND DOWN: The stern of the Carrier where the Flight Deck Started.
RN: Royal Navy.
RNAS: Royal Naval Air Station.
RNAY: Royal Naval Aircraft Yard.
RNAW: Royal Naval Aircraft Workshop.
RNR: Royal Navy Reserve.
RP: Rocket Projectiles. Two inch High Explosive or 6 inch Illuminating.
SECTION: Two Aircraft.
SMP: Self Maintainance Period.
SOBS: Senior Observer.
SP: Senior Pilot.
TAC R: Tactical Reconnaisance.
20° DB: Twenty Degree Dive Angle Attack for Dive Bombing.
10° DB: Ten Degree Dive Angle Attack for Dive Bombing.
20° RP: Twenty Degree Dive Angle Attack for Rocketing.
10° RP: Ten Degree Dive Angle Attack for Rocketing.
QFI: Qualified Flying Instuctor
WAIST CAT: The Port Side Catapult that follows the line of the Angled Deck.
WAVE OFF: The order given by the LSO for an aircraft to discontinue the deck approach. i.e. Deck Pitching out of limits.
XO: Executive Officer..
Recommended Sea Vixen Reading.
Phantom F4K. Royal Navy.
RN Buccaneer Association
Naval History and Casualties
Private Collection. John Eacott.
Private Collection. Lionels Web.
Condor 49ers Artificers.
Ships Commissioning Books. David Axford.
IT Support London
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