Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

Commander. (F). D.M.A.H. "Shorty" Hamilton. R.N.

  • BRNC Dartmouth 1940/1943
  • Royal Navy WW2 Sea Time Service  
  • No 6 Royal Naval Flying Course 1947.  The (F) designation indicates that the person is qualified as both a pilot and an observer.
  • FAA Service 1947/1959.  
  • Senior Pilot. 891 and 894 Sqn. Sea Venoms.
  • Served in the First Mk 1 Sea Vixen Flight Trials Unit 700Y Sqn 13/10/1959
  • Took 892 Sqn to sea as CO to HMS Ark Royal. 3/3/1960
  • Took 892 Sqn to sea as CO to HMS Victorious. 21/1/1961 to 15/5/1961. Handed over Command at RAF Tengah, Singapore.
  • CO 899 Sqn, RNAS Yeovilton 10/3/1962 to 12/8/1963
  • Promoted Commander RN.
  • 1963/1966 . RN Tactical School Woolwich. Aviation Representative of Directing Staff.
  • 1966/1968. XO HMAS Nirimba, Schofields NSW. Apprentice Training School.
  • Resigned RN 1968
  • Emigrated to Australia 1969. 
Sea Vixen Flying Summary 
  Hours Night Deck landings
892 Squadron Hours 176:45 Day 53:35 Night 112 Day, 48 Night.
899 Squadron Hours 175.20 Day 11:45 Night 47 Day
Totals Sea Vixen 352:05 Day. 65:20 Night 159 Day 48 Night
Grand Total: 417:25
 

Yours Truly. Note the No 5 Officers Dress Shoes.

No 1 All Weather Fighter (AWF) Course. Lt. Cdr. David "Shorty" Hamilton front row (right).

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